Election Day 101: Election Day is Tomorrow! Vote If You care About Dallas Real Estate!

Voters across the Dallas area will go to the polls on May 9 to elect mayor, city council members, and school district trustees. If you want your name to appear on a ballot, you should know that the filing period for candidates begins today. (Photo by iStock)

(Photo by iStock)

Just your friendly reminder that tomorrow is Election Day in the area for 53 different races, including four seats on the Dallas Independent School District school board and three seats on the Dallas County Community College District board.

I think I’ve been pretty clear about why it’s important to vote in school board elections. Something around 10 percent or less of the city votes in these elections, which means many of us are willing to let virtually anyone decide something as important as the trajectory of the workforce we will be able to offer employers in years to come. Even if you don’t have children in Dallas ISD, you have to be able to wrap your head around the fact that if we fail to adequately educate our children, we have failed to adequately educate our workforce, which means it becomes harder and harder to attract and retain jobs to the city.

In short, this vote is about economics just as much as it is about human rights and education and everything else it’s about. It’s about your city, and the path you want to demand from it. 

You can find our snapshots of each Dallas ISD race here. To see what your ballot would look like, the Dallas Morning News has an excellent interactive ballot that will give not only what races are up for your area (if any), but also the low-down on all 53 races.

I’ll be live blogging sporadically during the day, and constantly once the polls close tomorrow, so do check in. And if you vote tomorrow, send me a note or tweet me with a photo at @BethEricksonTX and/or the hashtag #DallasVotes.

Want to know where to vote, or more information? In Dallas, click here. For all other races, click on the links below.

Collin County

Denton County

Kauffman County

Rockwall County

Tarrant County