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Important Dates

DEADLINE to REGISTER to Vote:   Oct. 5
(mailed applications must be postmarked by Oct 5)

Pick-up Voter Registration cards from any post office
or go to Your County website and
Print the form, fill, sign and mail to address given.
(You can NOT registration online)

link for Dallas County website:

https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/wp-content/uploads/Dallas_2020_VR17-2-1.pdf


All US citizens that will be 18 yrs old by
Nov. 3rd can register to vote.
Anyone not finally convicted of a felony (not final if appeals pending) but incarcerated may vote by mail.
Those "off papers" having completed parole/probation may vote.

DEADLINE to Request Absentee or
Mail in Ballot: Oct 23

(received not postmarked)

Anyone 65 yrs or older OR anyone with a medical condition (no proof required) or those traveling, in military, or away at college during election period may vote by mail.
For Dallas County request mail-in ballot here: https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/absentee-voting/

Upcoming Events

Metrocrest Democrats Meetings
Due to the restrictions stemming from COVID-19
our monthly meeting is cancelled for the coming months.


Presidential & Joint Elections


Oct. 13 to Oct. 30

Early Voting
7am to 7pm every day
except on Sundays is 1pm to 6pm


Nov. 3
Election Day 7am to 7pm

  • Go to Dallas County Elections Department to look up your registration. You can use your name & birth date or VUID number to make sure you are registered. Once entered, you will see all your voter information as well as a link to view your sample ballot (further down the page)
  • It is strongly suggested that you print out your sample ballot and determine for whom you are going to vote. You can take written notes or that sample ballot if printed with you into the polling location for reference. But NO ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (CELLS PHONES) are allowed to be used within the voting site.
  • STRAIGHT TICKET (PARTY) VOTING IN TEXAS is GONE.
    You are strongly encouraged to vote in every race, selecting the Democratic (Dem) candidates.



For the CDC's global update on
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

please see this Link.


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A History of why the US is the only
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By: Annalisa Merelli

"Currently, the US spends two to three times as much
per capita on health care as most industrialized countries.

Of this burden, an estimated two thirds falls on the government’s shoulders, when one accounts for
entitlements (Medicare and Medicaid), the cost of health insurance for government workers, and tax credits that subsidize private insurance plans for other people.
“Most Americans have publicly funded health care,”
either in full or in part,says David Himmelstein,
professor of public health at CUNY and author of the
estimate. “The government spends much more than
other countries, but it’s an opaque system.”
The government’s role is mostly to subsidize the
astronomical costs set by the for-profit market.

Many Americans think their system is expensive because
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Mission Statement
The mission of the Metrocrest Democrats is to advance the success of the Democratic Party throughout suburban northwest Dallas and
southeast Denton Counties by promoting
active civic participation, educating on values
and issues, and supporting candidates
for elective office
.
Contact info@metrocrestdemocrats.org
for questions and comments.


Application for Ballot by Mail
Go to links provided to print the form,
fill and mail to address given.


For Dallas County this link
mail to:
Dallas County Elections
1520 Round Table Dr.
Dallas, TX 75247

For Denton County this link
mail to:
Denton County Elections Administration
701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101
Denton, TX 76208

For Collin County this link
mail to:
Collin County Elections Department
2010 Redbud Blvd. Suite 102
McKinney, TX 75069


Register to Vote for Elections

Registration Deadlines are:


In-person:
30 days before Election Day
By-mail: Postmarked 30 days before
Election Day
Online: Not Available


2020 update: Register to vote in Texas:
click here
For Voter Registration Department:
click here

To check your voter registration status:
click here

For Election-Related Information
in Dallas County these are the websites:

www.DallasDemocrats.org

  www.DallasCountyVotes.org

Make sure you are registered to vote at
your Current Address and that
all your friends are too.



For more information and resources for
voting in Texas, visit VoteTexas.gov
.


County Election Contacts

Dallas County: 214-819-6300
www.dallascountyvotes.org

Collin County: 1-800-687-8546
www.collincountytx.gov

Denton County: 940-349-3200
www.votedenton.com

Kaufman County: 972-932-0298 www.kaufmancounty.org/elections

Tarrant County: 817-831-8683
access.tarrantcounty.com/en/elections.html

For more help, including how to check your registration status, contact the
Texas secretary of state at
1-800-252-8683 or
visit votetexas.gov


Dallas County
New Voting Process
See demo videos below:

New check-in (pollbook) system

New voting machines


Learn about Countywide Vote Centers.
Dallas County residents can vote at any Polling Place
within Dallas County to solve the confusion of
voting at the precinct locations.
This will offer the convenience of Early Voting
location to Election Day as well.


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ResistX, is a non-profit that facilitates
awareness of upcoming
political demonstrations via
texts and emails


Know Your Rights:
What To Do If Your Rights Are Violated
at a Demonstration or Protest

See this ACLU link




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