Making Democracy Work

Voter Registration and Education

Register to Vote

The League conducts voter registration drives all over the county when election time is near. You can register at any time through the Dallas County Elections office. For more information on who may vote and how to register see Voter Registration Info.

2017 Voter Registrar Deputization

Voter Registration Deputization Classes As of Thursday February 2, 2017

Dallas County Elections Department's one-hour deputization class schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, February 9,2017 6pm
  • Thursday, March 9,2017 6pm
  • Saturday, March 18,2017 11am
  • Thursday, March 23,2017 6pm
  • Saturday, April 1,2017 11am
  • Thursday, May 18,2017 6pm
  • Saturday, May 27,2017 11am
  • Thursday, June 8, 2017 6pm
  • Saturday, June 17,2017 11am
  • Thursday, July 6,2017 6pm
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017 11am
  • Thursday, August 10,2017 6pm
  • Saturday, August 26,2017 11am
  • Thursday, September 7,2017 6pm
  • Saturday September 16,2017 11am
  • Saturday September 23,2017 11am
  • Thursday October 5,2017 6pm
  • Saturday October 7,2017 11am

All Dallas County training classes are conducted on the 6th floor of the Health and Human Services Building at 2377 North Stemmons Freeway, Room 627, Dallas, Texas 75207.

Additionally, the Dallas County Elections Staff will continue to deputize at our Voter Registration Department on the 8th floor of the Health and Human Services Building at 2377 North Stemmons Freeway, Suite 820-1, Dallas, Texas 75207, Monday - Friday @ 10am & 1pm, excluding holidays and election days.

Get Out the Vote Presentation

Citizens need to learn how important their role as voters is. League of Women Voters has created an educational slideshow intended as an educational tool for new voters. It is very basic. It is designed for Texas voters and some slides are specifically for the Dallas area. Please feel free to download and use it as you see fit. If you present it exactly as is with no changes, we ask that you identify it as a LWV Dallas presentation. You are welcome to make changes or extract information to suit your needs, but if you make any changes at all, we ask that you do not mention the LWV Dallas in connection with your presentation.

GOTV Get Out the Vote; A Workshop on Voting Slides with speaking notes in PDF format

Download the slide show in PPTX format

Expanded Voter ID for November 2016 Election

Be a Texas VoterFollowing the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling overturning the current Texas Voter ID law, new rules have been put into place for the November 2016 election. LWV Texas explains the new rules in detail.

Your Vote, Tu Futuro; How-To Video Series

Your Vote, Tu FuturoYour Vote, Tu Futuro is a video series in both English and Spanish to walk potential voters through the voting process produced by buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, a Texas based nonprofit. Eight short videos will cover a separate voting topic. Four videos have been released - a new one is to be released each Friday until all are available. See the videos here.

What Are Your Rights as a Voter?

If you believe that you have been denied the right to vote based on your race, color, or language minority status, OR that otherwise your voting rights under federal law have been violated contact:

Dallas County Elections Department

Phone 214-637-7937

Voters are advised to try to contact their County Elections Department first, but if a voter is unable to obtain help to resolve a voting rights violation complaint with their County Elections office, then a voter is encouraged to contact:

Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice

Phone: 1-800-253-3931
TTY: 202-616-1415
FAX: 202-305-0752

FAQ about your voting rights guaranteed by our federal government

As a registered voter in Texas, you have certain rights.
You have the right to:

  • A ballot with written instructions on how to cast a ballot.
  • Cast your vote in secret, free from intimidation.
  • Receive up to two more ballots if a mistake is made while marking the ballot.
  • Ask for instruction on how to cast the ballot, but not suggestions on how to vote.
  • Bring an interpreter to assist.
  • Assistance if you cannot write, see the ballot or understand the language in which it is written.
  • Bring written materials into the voting booth to assist in casting a ballot.
  • Report a possible voting rights abuse to your local election official.
  • Cast a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the list of registered voters or you do not have proper id.
  • Vote once at any early voting location within the territory conducting the election.
  • File an administrative complaint with the Secretary of State concerning violations of federal and state voting procedures.

Reasons to Vote

Teach a Child to Vote

Teach a Child to VoteTeach a Child to Vote is a slide show developed for teachers in 2016. A printable file of the slide show is also available.

LWV Texas has indexed available lesson plans at TEXAS VOTER EDUCATION GUIDE K-12

Emerging Latino Voters

Mi voto cuentaYour Vote Counts Texas is undergoing a demographic sea change and experiencing change in its potential voter base as more and more young and Latino Texans turn 18 every year. Dr Timothy Bray of UTD, Mr. Rene Martinez of Eastfield College, and Dr. Edwin Flores of the DISD Board of Trustees provided insights at a general meeting on April 19, 2016. Below are presentations made by Dr. Bray and Mr. Martinez:

Dr. Timothy Bray: Persons of Hispanic Origin in Dallas
Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin in Dallas, Texas, and the United States

Mr. Rene Martinez: Latino Vote 2016
Latino Vote 2016, Rene Martinez, M. Ed.

Activism 101

Here is a slide show Elizabeth Walley presented at Lochwood Library that describes ways in which voting and activism interact. You may download it or view it online, including viewing the speakers notes.