Candidate information, polling location hours and Q&As: What you need to know to vote early in Richardson

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April 22 marked the first day of early voting across Texas. Until April 30, registered voters in Richardson can cast ballots in city, school district and college board races. After that, polls will close until election day, May 4.

Earlier this year the city of Richardson streamlined the early voting process by opening City Hall to Collin County registered voters. In previous years, those Richardson residents have been required to early vote at a location within Collin County.

Here are the hours for early voting at City Hall, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson:

April 22-27: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 28: 1-6 p.m.

April 29-30: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

All Richardson residents will be eligible to cast ballots in City Council races. Residents residing in the Collin County portion of Richardson will also be eligible to vote in Plano ISD and Collin College races. Richardson ISD postponed its regular May election to November after the settlement of a Voting Rights Act violation lawsuit earlier this year.

Last week the League of Women Voters-Richardson hosted a forum where unopposed candidates running for Richardson City Council were given the opportunity to answer questions about a range of city policies and issues. Click here for a recording of that event.

Links to Q&As compiled by Community Impact Newspaper for all Richardson candidates can be found below.

Richardson City Council

Place 1
Bob Dubey (incumbent)
Jason Clarke

Place 2
Mark Solomon (incumbent)

Place 3
Franklin Byrd
Dan Barrios
Janet DePuy

Place 4
Raymond DeGuzman Sr.
Johnny Lanzillo
Kyle Kepner

Place 5
Mauri Long
Kenneth Hutchenrider

Place 6
Steve Mitchell (incumbent)

Place 7, mayor
Paul Voelker (incumbent)

Plano ISD board of trustees

Place 4
Lisa Kolodny 
Heather Wang 
Katherine Chan Goodwin

Place 5
David Stolle (incumbent)
Semida Voicu

Place 6
Jeri Chambers (incumbent)
Greyson M. Dunn 

Place 7
Dylan Rafaty 
Cody Weaver 
Khalid Ishaq

Collin College board of trustees

Place 2
Jay Saad

Place 4
Buzz Kolbe
Greg Gomel

Place 5
Raj Menon (incumbent)

Place 6
Stacy Anne Arias
Tim Chappell

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Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.
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