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
Mark Solomon (incumbent)
Steve Mitchell (incumbent)
Place 7, mayor
Paul Voelker (incumbent)
Plano ISD board of trustees
Collin College board of trustees
Raj Menon (incumbent)
Stacy Anne Arias