May 1, 2021 Local Election

WHAT’S ON THE BALLOT?

Because jurisdiction lines overlap, it can be difficult for voters who live in the City of Richardson and/or the Richardson ISD to know what will be on their ballots in local elections.

 

For a comprehensive breakdown, including candidates’ names and information about each ballot item, visit our "What’s on the ballot?" page.

 

SAMPLE BALLOTS

 

Dallas County:

Sample ballots are now available on the website of the Dallas County Elections Department.

 

Individualized sample ballots for the May 1, 2021 election are now available. Click here to view your individualized sample ballot. Fill in your name and birthdate or fill in the number from your voter registration certificate (where it says "Voter ID"), and you will be able to view your ballot as it will appear when you vote.

 

Click here to view a complete sample ballot listing all jurisdictions in Dallas County.

Collin County:

Sample ballots are now available on the Collin County Elections Department page.  To find your own precinct number, you can look on your voter registration certificate, or you can go to the Voter Registration Search page, enter your name and birthdate, and you will see a copy of your voter registration certificate. Your precinct number is above and just to the right of your name.

 

VOTER GUIDES

 

The League of Women Voters is providing Voter Guides for the May 1, 2021 Election here.  

 

CANDIDATE FORUMS

LWV-Richardson Forums:

Due to COVID restrictions, the League of Women Voters of Richardson will not host any in-person candidate forums for the May 1, 2021 local elections. Instead, we held five Zoom forums, covering all of the contested races for the Richardson City Council and Richardson ISD Council of PTAs. Videos of the forums are available on YouTube and this website.  For details on the forums, click here.

 

LWV-Collin Forums:

The League of Women Voters of Collin County will be hosting a number of Zoom candidate forums.  A list of those forums and the dates the videos will be available is on their website.

LWV-Dallas Forums:

The League of Women Voters of Dallas has cosponsored online candidate forums for some Dallas City Council District races.  Video of the District 11 forum and the District 13 forum are now available online.  View the Dallas City Council Districts map.

 

REQUIRED IDENTIFICATION​

Texas requires proof of identification for in-person voting.  For more information, see our Texas Voter ID Requirements page.

 

IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING

 

In-person Early Voting for the May 4 election begins on April 19th and ends on April 27th. Any registered voter may vote early in person.

 

The Richardson Civic Center (411 W. Arapaho Rd.) is an Early Voting location for both Dallas and Collin Counties.

 

Dallas County:

To view Early Voting dates, times, and locations for Dallas County, see the Dallas County Elections Department website. Dallas County residents may vote early at any Early Voting location in Dallas County.

 

Collin County:

This year, for the first time, Collin County residents of Richardson will be able to vote their entire ballot at any Collin County Early Voting location.   A complete list of dates, times, and locations is on the Collin County Elections Department website.

 

VOTING BY MAIL

Click here for information on Voting by Mail in Texas.

 

ELECTION DAY VOTING

Election Day is May 1, 2021. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The Richardson Civic Center (411 W. Arapaho Rd.) is an Election Day Vote Center for both Dallas and Collin Counties.

 

Dallas County:

Dallas County residents of Richardson will be able to vote on Election Day at any Dallas County Vote Center.   A complete list of Vote Centers is on the Dallas County Elections Department website.

Collin County:

This year, for the first time, Collin County residents of Richardson will be able to vote their entire ballot on Election Day at any Collin County Vote Center.   A complete list of Vote Centers is on the Collin County Elections Department website.

 

IMPORTANT DATES