Making Democracy Work

Upcoming Elections

Where can I find information about important dates, forums, and VOTERS GUIDES?

The League of Women Voters of Richardson makes every effort to inform citizens about elections through VOTERS GUIDES and candidate forums. We are able to do this thanks to the community's generous support of the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund - Richardson Account. To make a donation to this fund, click here.

RISD Board of Trustees election

The RISD Board of Trustees has settled the lawsuit brought by former Trustee David Tyson. As part of this settlement, five of the seven places on the Board of Trustees will become single-member districts, in which only the residents of each district vote for that place on the board.

In order to give the school district time to create a plan to implement the changes to the board's structure, the federal court has approved moving the 2019 RISD election for Places 2, 4, and 5 from May to November.

For more information, visit the RISD's web page on the proposed settlement.

November 5, 2019 Election

This is the date on which any proposed amendments to the Texas State Constitution that come out of the legislative session will be on the ballot.

In addition, the RISD Board of Trustees election has been moved to this date. Future RISD elections are expected to be held on the May election date.

March 3, 2020 Primary Elections

This is the date on which the two major political parties are expected to hold the Primary Elections for the November 2020 elections. Candidates who wish to represent their party on the November ballot must win the Primary Election first.

If no candidate for a particular race wins a majority of the votes in the March 3 Primary, there will be a runoff election between the two top vote-getters. The runoff date is expected to be May 26.

May 2, 2020, Local Elections

This is the date on which local elections are expected to be scheduled. RISD is expected to have a Board of Trustees election on this date.

November 3, 2020 General Election

This is the date on which the Presidential Election will be held. Many other races, including U.S.Senate, U.S.House, and many state and county offices will also be on the ballot.