How to Vote in Frisco: Runoff Edition

By FPL_Conor

Thought you were done with voting this year? Think again! The City of Frisco will have municipal runoff elections that will be held on December 8, 2020. Runoff elections occur when no candidate receives the requirement of a simple majority (50% of total votes plus one) to win an election. In the United States, this is most common in local elections where there can be multiple candidates for the same position. This post will cover what’s on the ballot, when to vote, and where to vote.

What’s on the Ballot

City Council Place 5 will be on the ballot. City Council Place 5 had seven candidates on the ballot when the election took place on November 3, 2020. This time, the ballot will only feature the candidates who received the highest portion of the vote in the general election. The candidates who will be on the ballot are:

  • Laura Rummel (Received 23.73% of the vote in the general election)
  • Dan Sticklin (Received 26.91% of the vote in the general election)

To learn more about the municipal election results, visit the City of Frisco’s website for more information here: https://friscotexas.gov/672/Elections

When to Vote

When you can vote in this election is a little irregular because the Thanksgiving holiday occurs during the early voting period. The dates for early voting are:

  • Monday November 23 – Wednesday, November 25
  • Saturday November 28
  • Monday November 30 - Friday December 4.

Election day is Tuesday December 8, 2020.

Note: During most of the early voting period, polling locations in each county will only be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Only on December 3, December 4, and December 8 will polling locations be open from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Click on the links in Where to Vote section to learn more.

Where to Vote

In State of Texas, counties control many of the rules and regulations of elections, including where you will vote. Frisco is in both Collin County and Denton County. Collin County and Denton County have different rules on where you will vote. This means where you can vote will vary depending on where you live in the City of Frisco. In this election, there will be three voting locations per county.

Collin County

The Collin County Elections administration states that it uses “Vote Centers”, meaning that Collin County residents registered to vote in Collin County can vote at any polling location in the county. The links below provide a list of polling centers in the county:

Early Voting Locations:

https://www.collincountytx.gov/elections/election_information/Pages/early_voting_city_isd.aspx

Election Day Voting Locations:

https://www.collincountytx.gov/elections/election_information/Pages/election_day_city_isd.aspx

Denton County

Denton County is a little bit different than Collin County when it comes to voting. The Denton County Elections Administration states that during the early voting period, voters registered in Denton County can vote at any polling location within the county. The difference is on election day itself. On election day, you must vote at your assigned polling location. The links below provide more information. The first link provides a list of early voting locations. The second link allows you to look yourself up in the voter database and will give you your assigned polling location for election day.

Early Voting Locations:

https://www.votedenton.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/1220_EV_Locations.pdf

Election Day Voting Location Lookup:

https://www.votedenton.com/voter-lookup/#VoterEligibilitySearch

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