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March 6, 2018 Primary Elections

Where can I find more information about the upcoming Primary Elections?

Election

This is the date on which the major political parties will hold their Primary Elections. Candidates who wish to represent one of the major parties in races that will appear on the November General Election ballot must first win that party's Primary Election.

The deadline for candidates to file to run in the Primaries is December 11, 2017.

You can search by county for all candidates who have filed for office on the website of the Texas Secretary of State

Lists of the candidates whose names will appear on Dallas County ballots will be available on the websites of the Dallas County Republican Party and the Dallas County Democratic Party.

Lists of the candidates whose names will appear on the Collin County ballots will be available on the websites of the Collin County Democratic Party and the Collin County Republican Party.

Early Voting Information

Early voting by personal appearance is conducted by your County Elections Department.

Dallas County residents of Richardson may vote early at locations throughout the county. You may vote at any early voting location in the county. Early voting information will be available on the website of the Dallas County Elections Department.

Collin County residents of Richardson will be able to vote early at locations in Collin County. Early voting information will be available on the website of the Collin County Elections Department.

Early voting begins on February 20th and will end on March 2nd.

On Election Day itself (March 6th), regular polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Photo identification will be required.

Voters Guides

All VOTERS GUIDES produced by the League of Women Voters allow all candidates to answer questions on the issues in their own words. We are a nonpartisan organization. We never support or oppose and candidate or political party.

Online VOTERS GUIDE

Vote411.org

League of Women Voters VOTERS GUIDE information will be available on the VOTE411.org website. VOTERS GUIDE content will be loaded onto VOTE411 as it becomes available.

To use this website, click on the link above, then fill in your address on the VOTE411 website. On the next page, click on "Get personalized information on candidates and issues." You may then see candidates' responses to the League of Women Voters questionnaires for the Primary Elections.

The VOTE411 website tailors the races you see to your voting location, so you do not have to figure out which county you live in or which races will be on your ballot. VOTE411 also allows you to compare candidates' responses side-by-side.

Printed and Printable VOTERS GUIDES

The League of Women Voters of Richardson will distribute printed Voters Guides at locations around town. We will also post links to printable Voters Guides as they become available.

Sample Ballots

The Dallas and Collin County Elections Departments will post sample ballots on their websites. We will post links to those sample ballots when they become available.

Election Day Polling Locations

To find your precinct number and the county you live in, click here.

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

We will list Dallas and Collin County Election Day polling locations for both the Republican and Democratic Primaries as they become available.

NOTE: Election Day polling locations for Primary Elections are not always the same as polling locations for General Elections. Be sure to check back to determine where you can vote on March 6.

Important Dates

December11Last day for candidates to file
January1First day to apply for ballot by mail
February5Last day to register to vote in this election
February20First day of early voting
February23Last day to apply for ballot by mail
March2Last day of early voting
March6Last day for receipt of ballot by mail
March6Election Day
May22Runoff Election