Coppell Chronicle Bonus Edition: It’s Time to Vote
Early voting begins tomorrow in the November midterm elections
This bonus edition is all about the midterm elections, because early voting begins tomorrow. I’ll be back in my paid subscribers’ inboxes later today with articles about one school district losing a trustee and another school district losing its superintendent. Vol. 2, No. 35 will also touch on a new Cozby Library policy resulting from last spring’s controversy over Gender Queer.
That edition will be sent to paid subscribers only, so if you have not yet forked over $30 — the minimum that my partners at Substack will allow me to charge for an annual subscription — now would be a good time to upgrade your status.
OK, enough begging. Let’s talk about the election. I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, but I think we’re all better off when more people participate in our elections, so the ensuing information is designed to help you cast a ballot.
What’s on the ballot?
If you live in the Dallas County portion of Coppell, this is what you’ll see on your ballot.
If you live in the Denton County portion of Coppell, this is what you’ll see on your ballot.
When can I vote?
Dallas County residents have ample opportunities to cast a ballot:
Oct. 24-29: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 30: 1 to 6 p.m.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 3-4: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Nov. 8: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Denton County residents’ options are a tad more limited:
Oct. 24-28: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 29: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 30: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 31-Nov. 4: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 8: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where can I vote?
Coppell Town Center is the city’s only early voting location. If you would prefer to vote elsewhere in Dallas County, here are the other locations.
If you wait until Election Day to vote, you can do so at Town Center, Life Safety Park or any of these elementary schools: Cottonwood Creek, Lakeside, Mockingbird, Riverchase, and Wilson.
If you live in the Denton County portion of Coppell, you can’t vote in Coppell. Your closest option is the Flower Mound Community Activity Center at 1200 Gerault Road, but here are all of the Denton County locations.
What if I don’t know who to vote for?
The editorial boards of the daily newspapers in our largest cities spend a lot of time and energy interviewing and researching candidates before offering endorsements. Here are their recommendations in the major statewide campaigns:
If you would prefer to do your own research, the League of Women Voters asked dozens of candidates to fill out questionnaires at Vote411.org.
Finally, when confronted with a long list of people who would like to be judges, I like to consult the results of the Dallas Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Poll. If more than two thirds of attorneys think that a sitting judge needs improvement in multiple areas, I give strong consideration to the challenger.