Rockwall County Elections Department

NEW** THE CITY OF FATE WILL HAVE A RUNOFF ELECTION BEGINNING 2 DECEMBER PLEASE SEE THE CITY WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFO

*NEW* DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CURRENT SITUATION REGARDING COVID-19 THE FOLLOWING MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN BY THE ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT: Our staff will limit exposure to the public “social distancing” the Elections Department will continue to process new voter registration applications and conduct the normal day to day operations.

The Office of Attorney General is providing the attached updated guidance concerning the availability of ballots by mail based on “disability” as that term is defined in the Texas Election Code. The guidance re-confirms that “a ballot by mail is not available based purely on lack of immunity to COVID-19 or based on a desire to engage in social distancing to avoid exposure to the virus.” The guidance also notes that “to the extent third parties advise voters to apply for a ballot by mail for reasons not authorized by the Election Code, including fear of contracting COVID-19 without an accompanying qualifying disability, such activity could subject those third parties to criminal sanctions imposed by the Texas Election Code.”

Recommendations for voters during the COVID-19 crisis

christopher-j-lynch The mission of the Rockwall County Elections Department is to establish and increase public confidence in the electoral process by conducting voter registration and elections with the highest level of professional election standards, integrity, and accuracy. We are committed to serving the citizens of the County of Rockwall.   Christopher J. Lynch   Christopher J. Lynch, Elections Administrator