Saturday, May 12, 2012 is Election Day
By Office of Communication
Posted on May 10, 2012, May 10, 2012

rlington voters will be going to the polls on Saturday, May 12, 2012. The polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Sample ballots and polling locations are available at

According to the City Secretary's Office, Arlington has 181,178 registered voters and 4,801 cast ballots during the Early Voting period that ended May 8, 2012.

How to get election results on Saturday

Unofficial early voting results will be available on the City of Arlington website and on the Tarrant County Elections web site at Click on Election Results. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. the City of Arlington will broadcast unofficial early voting results from the Council Chamber with the Arlington City Council. Watch the live broadcast on Time Warner Cable Channel 16, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, or online at

What's on the ballot
In Arlington, voters are electing City Council representatives for Single-Member Districts 1 and 2 and At-Large Districts 6, 7 and 8 (unexpired term).

Arlington voters are also electing representatives for the Arlington Independent School District Board of Trustee school board. Voters are reminded to present their Voter Registration Card or current driver's license on Election Day. Other forms of ID can include a birth certificate, U.S. passport or utility bill.

Other important dates
The Arlington City Council will canvass and certify election results on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber. The oaths of office will be administered on May 29, 2012. If a runoff is necessary, the election would occur on Saturday, June 23, 2012. A runoff election occurs when a City Council candidate does not secure a majority or more than 50 percent of the total votes cast.