Here is what Plano voters need to know about early voting for the May 7 election

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Early voting for three of Frisco ISD's board of trustees positions will start April 25. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Early voting for three of Frisco ISD's board of trustees positions will start April 25. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Early voting opens April 25 in Plano for the May 7 local and state constitution elections.

Plano voters who live in Frisco ISD will be able to cast ballots in the Place 1, Place 2 and Place 3 races for the district's board of trustees. Read Q&A's from the candidates in the Place 1 race here, the candidates running for Place 2 here and the Place 3 candidates here.

In addition, voters throughout Plano will see two statewide propositions on the ballot. Although property taxes are already frozen for the disabled and those 65 and older, Proposition 1 will ask voters whether to allow the Texas Legislature to provide additional tax relief from school districts for even those elderly and disabled homeowners with frozen taxes.

Proposition 2 will ask voters whether to increase the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public schools from $25,000 to $40,000.

Every homeowner in Texas is already offered a $25,000 homestead exemption on property taxes from public school districts—meaning the first $25,000 of a home’s appraised property value does not count against a homeowner’s annual property taxes, according to Joshua Blank, research director of the Texas Politics Project for The University of Texas. If approved, that exemption for homeowners would be raised to $40,000.


Polls will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25-30 in Collin and Denton counties. Denton County will also offer early voting from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1. Both counties will also offer early voting from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 2 and 3. Election day is May 7.

Collin County voters may vote at any polling location in the county during early voting and on election day. Denton County voters may vote at any polling location in the county during early voting but must vote in their precinct on election day.

For polling locations, visit the Collin County elections page here and the Denton County elections page here.
By William C. Wadsack

Editor, Plano

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.