Everything Richardson residents need to know on Election Day

Election Day polls opened at 7 a.m. this morning in Richardson and across Dallas and Collin counties. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
Election Day polls opened at 7 a.m. this morning in Richardson and across Dallas and Collin counties. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)

Election Day polls opened at 7 a.m. this morning in Richardson and across Dallas and Collin counties. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)

Election Day polls open at 7 a.m. Nov. 3 in Richardson and across Dallas and Collin counties.

Residents in Richardson must vote based on their county of residence. Dallas County residents can vote at any polling location in the county on Election Day, and the same goes for residents of Collin County.

There are 26 polling locations in Richardson. See a full map of options below. For a full list of Dallas County locations, visit this link. For a full list of Collin County locations, click here. Polls are open until 7 p.m., and as long as voters are in line before polls close, they will be able to cast a vote.



There are no City Council or school board races in Richardson on the November ballot—those will be on the ballot in 2021. There are several county, state and federal races that Richardson residents will help to decide this year. Collin County residents can find a sample ballot here. Dallas County residents can find their sample ballot here.


Both counties saw record turnout during early voting. As of the Oct. 30 early voting deadline, 799,437 Dallas County residents had cast ballots either in person or by mail, compared to the 549,643 people who voted early in the 2016 presidential election, according to data from the Texas secretary of state.

In Collin County, 448,806 residents cast ballots either by mail or in person during early voting, which is 45% more than the 301,939 residents who voted early in 2016, according to the state.

There are still thousands of mail-in ballots unaccounted for in both counties. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3. The nonprofit Vote America has released an online tool that tracks ballots as they arrive at election offices across Texas. This will allow voters to check whether their mail-in ballot has been received.

Dallas County judge Clay Jenkins tweeted Nov. 2 that if a voter’s mail-in ballot has not been received, voters may cast a provisional ballot in person on Election Day. Voters can also turn in their mail ballots by hand at the Dallas County Elections Office, 1520 Round Table, Dallas.

Community Impact Newspaper will post election stories throughout the day Nov. 3 and will start posting results after polls close at 7 p.m. Follow coverage at www.communityimpact.com/vote.
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.