Election Day Information

Texas law permits anyone to vote who is registered and eligible within the political jurisdiction holding an election. The Elections Department establishes and staffs polling locations for countywide elections and any political jurisdiction that contracts with the Elections Department. Locations depend on availability and the jurisdictions holding the election. Election Day Polling Locations are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Election Day Vote Center Locations are listed on our upcoming elections page for each individual election. Click here.

Ellis County has been approved and authorized by the State of Texas to continue to hold elections using countywide precinct polling locations (Vote Centers). This allows Ellis County registered voters to vote at ANY Vote Center that is convenient for the voter. Voters can vote near where they work, live, or go to school within the county. You will no longer have to vote at your specific precinct location on Election Day. Voting at a Vote Center does NOT eliminate your voter registration precinct which is located on your voter registration certificate. Your residence is located in a specific “precinct” or area within the county. The political districts you are eligible to vote on are located on the right side of your voter registration certificate (see below image).  You can also call the Elections office at 972‐825‐5195 to find the closest Vote Center location to you. Did you receive your new voters registration certificate?  Click Here...

2018 Voter Certificate Example

What if I am physically unable to enter a polling location?  
If you are physically unable to enter the polling place, you may ask that an election officer bring an ExpressVote machine to you at the entrance of the polling place or to your car at curbside. After you mark the ballot on the ExpressVote machine, your ballot will print and then you can give it to the election officer who will put it in the DS200 Tabulator Machine. Or, at your request, a companion may deposit the ballot for you. Tip: If you plan to go alone to vote curbside, it is wise to call ahead so election officials will expect you (972-825-5195). 
Generally speaking, you may vote curbside during the early voting period (depending on the type of election, it could be the 17th or 12th day before Election Day until the 4th day before Election Day) or on Election Day.

Notice of Voting Order Priority Pursuant to Section 63.0013, Election Code: An election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to move around. 

Notice of No Electioneering or Loitering within 100 feet outside any entrance to the polling location while the polls are open

Notice of No Electronic devices within 100 feet of the voting stations

Required Identification for Voting in Person (Identificación Requerida Para Votar en Persona)

Your Rights as a Voter

More information on "How to Vote at the Polls" with the ES&S ExpressVote Marking Device and the DS200 Tabulator : 

Click here for Video Demonstration of the New Voting System   (Youtube Video) or Stop by the Elections office for a demonstration of the voting equipment.

Instructions on casting an ExpressVote Ballot

Upcoming Elections in Ellis County

For more information on election day voting, call us at 972-825-5195 or email us at elections@co.ellis.tx.us or come see us at 204 E Jefferson Street, Waxahachie Tx 75165