Early voting began Oct. 24 in Richardson and will run through Nov. 4 for the Nov. 8 general election. On the ballot in Richardson are five propositions for Plano ISD residents and a host of candidates at the federal, state and county levels.

Richardson residents are limited to one polling location during early voting after the closure of City Hall. Those registered to vote in Dallas County can cast a ballot at First United Methodist Church, 503 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 1000. No location is open for Collin County registered voters in the city, but residents are able to cast an early ballot at any county polling location.

In Collin County, polls will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24-28, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 29 and Oct. 31-Nov. 4, and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 30. A list of polling locations is available here.

Polls will be open in Dallas County from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 24-29 and Oct. 31-Nov. 2, from noon-6 p.m. Oct. 30, and from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 3-4. During early voting and on Election Day, Dallas County voters may cast a ballot at any polling location. A list of polling sites is available here.

On Election Day, polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. in both Dallas and Collin counties.

Voters who are interested in casting an absentee ballot or voting by mail must submit their application to Collin County or Dallas County, depending on where they are registered, by Oct. 28.

Several statewide offices, including governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, will be decided by voters in this general election. Voters in each county will also elect a county judge, which is the top elected post at the county level.

Also on the ballot are candidates for the Texas Senate, the Texas House of Representatives, the U.S. House of Representatives, the State Board of Education and several judicial offices.

In Plano ISD, officials are seeking approval on an increase in its property tax rate for the 2022-23 school year. This property tax rate increase would provide an estimated $9 million more for day-to-day operations. That measure will be listed on the Collin County ballot as Proposition A. PISD is also seeking approval of nearly $1.5 billion in bonds to fund a host of capital projects throughout PISD. Those bonds are listed as four separate measures on the Collin County ballot as propositions B, C, D and E.

For more information on what is on the ballot for registered voters in Richardson, read the October edition of Community Impact.