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May 5, 2018 Local Elections

What will be on the ballot locally in May?

Information for Richardson Residents

The first Saturday in May is the date on which local governmental entities typically hold elections. Residents of the City of Richardson will NOT be voting in the May 5, 2018, election.

Richardson ISD

The Richardson ISD Board of Trustees was scheduled to hold an election for Places 1 and 2. Both incumbents filed for re-election. Because no candidates filed to run against either of them, the election has been cancelled.

City of Richardson

This is not an election year for the Richardson City Council. City Council elections are held in May of odd-numbered years. Council members serve consecutive 2-year terms and will all face re-election in 2019.

Plano ISD

This is not an election year for the Plano ISD Board of Trustees. PISD trustees serve overlapping 4-year terms and will have another election in 2019.


Dallas County Community College Board of Trustees will be holding an election for District 7. The Dallas County portions of the City of Richardson are represented by District 1. The incumbent for District 1 is not opposed, so there will not be an election for that place.

Other municipalities in Collin County will be holding elections on this date. Click here to see sample ballots listing all races in Collin County.

Information for Garland Residents

City of Garland

Some residents of the Richardson ISD live in the City of Garland. Residents of the City of Garland will be voting on City Council District 2 (east-central Garland only), the unexpired term for Mayor, and on 36 City Charter amendment propositions. Click here to view a sample ballot for all races in the City of Garland.

Click here to view the complete wording of the proposed amendments to the Garland City Charter.

Other municipalities

Other local races in Dallas County

Many other municipalities in Dallas County will be holding elections on this date. Click here to see a sample ballot listing all races in Dallas County.

Other local races in Collin County

The Collin County Elections Department has published sample ballots on their website. The City of Richardson precincts located in Collin County (48, 55, 78, 94, 110, and 175) do not have any sample ballots listed because there are no county-wide elections that will be voted on by Collin County residents of the City of Richardson.