Board of Trustees

Dallas County Elections Department

 From: Dallas County Elections Department

Toni Pippins-Poole, Elections Administrator, CERA, CCPA

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2019

 

DALLAS COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO PROVIDE COMMENT AND OPINION REGARDING IMPLEMENTING DALLAS COUNTY VOTE CENTERS

 

PLEASE DISPERSE AS MANY TIMES AS POSSIBLE

 

Dallas County will hold a specially-called, Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to inform residents of the County’s proposed transition to using Election Day Countywide Polling Locations (also referred to as “Vote Centers”).  Residents can comment and express their opinions regarding implementing Vote Centers in Dallas County.  Public comments will be recorded and made a part of Dallas County’s request to implement Countywide Polling Places (Vote Centers) for Election Day voting.  Election Day Vote Centers would allow qualified voters to obtain and cast their specific ballot at any of the already established Election Day polling locations. Voters would not be limited to one polling location on Election Day; they can use any of the open polling locations in Dallas County.  The Public Hearing begins at 9:00 AM, at the Dallas County Administration Building, Allen Clemson Courtroom, 411 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75202

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Dallas County is also inviting the public to attend two (2) Vote Center “Information/Town Hall” Meetings as well.  During these informal meetings, the public is able to view a presentation on Vote Centers, ask questions and/or provided their comments regarding countywide voting in Dallas County.  They will also be able to try out the new voting equipment that makes Vote Centers possible, by voting in a mock election.  These “Information/Town Hall” meetings are not like the more formal and official “Public Hearing on Tuesday morning, July 9, 2019; however, attendees will be able to prepare and return a survey with their comments and questions.  The dates, times and locations of the meeting are:

 

l    Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Dallas County Administration Bldg., Allen Clemson Courtroom (1st Floor), 411 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75202; and,

 

l    Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the Addison Conference Center, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001.

 

Dallas County residents can obtain more information about Vote Centers, and provide their feedback at: https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/countywide-polling-places/

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

 

Toni Pippins-Poole, CERA, CCPA

Elections Administrator

tpippins@dallascounty.org

 

Robert Heard, Sr.

Assistant Elections Administrator

robert.heard@dallascounty.org



LINKS

Traditional Board Meeting Dates 2018-19

Board Workshops will be held on the second Monday of each month. Regular Scheduled Meetings will be held the fourth Monday of each Month.

December, January, March, and July will feature one regularly scheduled meeting of the Board.

June and July are subject to called meetings or extra workshops due to budget planning and preparation.

Board Meetings and Workshops start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Pledge students must arrive at the Instructional Support Center Boardroom located at 200 E. Belt Line Road before 6:15 pm. 

2018
July 23 Pledge by Board
August 13 Pledge by Board
27 West MS
September 10 DHS JROTC
24 AEP/WINGS
October 8 Eagle Advantage
22 Cockrell Hill ES
November 12 Amber Terrace DDECA
December 10 Northside Elementary
2019
January 14 McCowan JCC Unit 
(Pledge), KJTMA (Video)
February 11 Workshop
25 East MS JCC Unit (Pledge) - RYE (Video) 
March   25 Meadows (Pledge) – Moates (Video)
April  8 Workshop
22 West MS JCC Unit (Pledge) - Woodridge (Video)
May 13 Workshop
28 (Tuesday) due to Memorial Day on Monday -DHS Pledge and Video
June 10 Workshop
24 Pledge by the Board
July 22 Pledge by the Board


When your campus is listed for the Board Meeting, please provide the following in the timeframe below:
  1. Highlight Video –send your video to the Desoto ISD Communications Department by 4 p.m. the Thursday before the meeting. The video should focus on high expectation and academics, as well as school/community engagement. The video should be less than two minutes and can be sent via a link, flash or disk.

 2. Pledge Student Bios: Send a brief bio for two students who will recite the pledges to Myra Rand by 4 p.m. the Thursday before the meeting so that certificates can be prepared for your students.

Board Agendas

Board Agendas are posted and filed in compliance with the Open Meetings Law. The subjects to be discussed at each Board Meeting are listed on the agenda that is made part of the posting. Meetings will take place at the DeSoto Independent School District Board Room, 200 E. Belt Line Road, DeSoto, Texas. Agendas are available from the Board of Trustees Secretary, 972-274-8212 or online.

Myra Rand  -  Senior Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees
200 E. Belt Line Rd., DeSoto, Texas 75115 
Phone (972) 223-6666 Ext. 8492 
Fax (972) 274-8209 
mrand@desotoisd.org