Here is where Richardson voters can drop off their mail-in ballots

Dallas County has a drive-up location at its elections department building. (Courtesy Dallas County)
Dallas County has a drive-up location at its elections department building. (Courtesy Dallas County)

Dallas County has a drive-up location at its elections department building. (Courtesy Dallas County)

Eligible Richardson voters who want to ensure their mail-in ballots arrive in time to be counted for the Nov. 3 election can drop them off in person outside the main election office in their county of residence.

The deadline to apply for a ballot by mail is Oct. 23. To be eligible to vote by mail, voters must meet at least one of four requirements: being away from their county on Election Day and during early voting; being sick or disabled; being 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or being confined in jail but eligible to vote, according to the state.

In Collin County, election officials set up a drive-thru drop-off location behind the election office at 2010 Redbud Blvd., McKinney.

“We put it around back because it was competing with voters in the front of the building trying to park and vote,” Collin County Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet said via email. “It really has worked out good because we have a large tent for them to drive through, show ID, sign a roster and hand us their ballot.”

The Collin County drive-thru drop-off location’s hours are as follows.

  • Oct. 15-16: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Oct. 17: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Oct. 18: 1-6 p.m.

  • Oct. 19-24: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Oct. 25: 1-6 p.m.

  • Oct. 26-30: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Nov. 2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Nov. 3: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.


Dallas County has a drive-up location at the elections office where residents can drop their ballots. A voter must show their ID upon delivery. The address for the Dallas County Elections Department is 1520 Round Table Drive, Dallas. Hours from the drive-up location are as follows.


  • Oct. 13-17: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Oct. 18: 1-6 p.m.

  • Oct. 19-24: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Oct. 25: 1-6 p.m.

  • Oct. 26-30: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Nov. 2-3: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.


Sherbet noted counties can only accept a voter’s personal ballot, meaning people cannot deliver another voter’s ballot to the drop-off location.


Ballots can also be sent by mail. They must be postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3, and must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 4. Ballots can be dropped into the blue mailboxes at any U.S. Postal Service office or can be postmarked by walking into a post office and requesting a stamp. Ballots can also be mailed by FedEx and other reputable carriers.

William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.
By 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.