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May 4, 2019 Election

Where can I find information about the May 2019 local elections?

What's on the ballot?

All voters who live in the City of Richardson will vote on the:
  • Richardson City Council (All 7 Places are on the ballot; Places 1, 3, 4, and 5 are contested)

All voters who live in the Collin County portion of Richardson will vote on the:
  • PISD Board of Trustees (Places 4, 5, 6 [unexpired term] and 7 are on the ballot)
  • Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees (Places 2 [unexpired term], 4, 5 and 6 are on the ballot)

All voters who live in the Dallas County portion of Richardson, Garland, and Dallas will vote on the:
  • Dallas County Community College District bond proposal

All voters who live in the City of Garland will vote on the:
  • Garland City Council (Mayor and Districts 3, 6, 7 and 8)
  • A proposition concerning the sale of a park
  • Eight propositions concerning the sale of bonds

All voters who live in the City of Dallas will vote on the:
  • Dallas City Council (Mayor and Places 1-14)

The Richardson Independent School District Board of Trustees election (Places 3, 4, and 5) has been moved to November.

Sample Ballots

Dallas County

Sample ballots are now available on the website of the Dallas County Elections Department. Click here to view a complete sample ballot for all jurisdictions in Dallas County.

Individualized sample ballots for the May 4, 2019, election will be available soon. Click here to view your individualized sample ballot. Fill in your name and birthdate or fill in the number from your voter registration certificate (where it says "Voter ID"), and you will be able to view your ballot as it will appear when you vote.

Collin County

Sample ballots are now available on the website of the Collin County Elections Department. Click here to view sample ballots for all Collin County precincts.

To find your own precinct number, you can look on your voter registration certificate, or you can go to the Voter Registration Search page, enter your name and birthdate, and you will see a copy of your voter registration certificate. Your precinct number is above and just to the right of your name.

Election Information

Collin College Board of Trustees

Nine members of this Board are elected in odd-numbered years to overlapping six-year terms. There are no geographic requirements for candidates to live in specific parts of the county. All members are voted on by all voters (elected at large).

The races are (candidates listed in ballot order):

  • Place 2 - Jay Saad (4-year unexpired term)

  • Place 4 - Greg Gomel
  • Place 4 - Buzz Kolbe

  • Place 5 - Raj Menon (incumbent)

  • Place 6 - Stacy Anne Arias
  • Place 6 - Tim Chappell

Richardson City Council

The City of Richardson is holding a CITY COUNCIL ELECTION on this date. All seven members of the City Council are elected in odd-numbered years to serve 2-year terms. Thus, the offices of Mayor and the six City Council members will be on the ballot.

To be elected to the Richardson City Council, a candidate must receive a majority of votes, meaning more than 50%. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in a race, there will be a runoff election June 8th between the two top vote-getters.

Candidates for Places 1 through 4 must reside in the quadrant of the city represented by that place (view a map here. Candidates for Places 5 and 6, and for Mayor, may reside in any quadrant of the city. All 7 members are voted on by all voters (elected at large).

The races are (candidates listed in ballot order):

  • Place 1 - Bob Dubey (incumbent)
  • Place 1 - Jason Clarke

  • Place 2 - Mark Solomon (incumbent)

  • Place 3 - Franklin Byrd
  • Place 3 - Dan Barrios
  • Place 3 - Janet DePuy

  • Place 4 - Raymond De Guzman, Sr
  • Place 4 - Johnny Lanzillo
  • Place 4 - Kyle Kepner

  • Place 5 - Mauri Long
  • Place 5 - Ken Hutchenrider

  • Place 6 - Steve Mitchell (incumbent)

  • Mayor - Paul Voelker (incumbent)

PISD Board of Trustees

This is the local election date on which the PLANO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT will be holding a Board of Trustee Election. The PISD board has seven members who serve 4-year terms, and elections are held in odd-numbered years for three or four places on that board. In May of 2019, Places 4, 5, 6 (unexpired term) and 7 will be on the ballot.

To be elected to the Plano ISD Board of Trustees, a candidate must receive a plurality of votes, meaning more votes than any other candidate, except as otherwise provided by law.

Board members are not required to live in specific geographic parts of the district. All 7 members are voted on by all voters (elected at large).

The races are:

  • Place 4 - Heather Wang
  • Place 4 - Katherine Chan Goodwin
  • Place 4 - Lisa Kolodny

  • Place 5 - Semida Voicu
  • Place 5 - David Stolle (incumbent)

(unexpired term)
  • Place 6 - Greyson M. Dunn
  • Place 6 - Jeri Chambers (incumbent)
  • Place 6 - Stephen Fioritto

  • Place 7 - Dylan Rafaty
  • Place 7 - Khalid Ishaq
  • Place 7 - Cody Weaver

Dallas County Community College District bond proposal

A $1.1 billion proposal to expand the services of the DCCCD will be on the ballot.

For more information, see the website of DCCCD.

Voters Guides

The League of Women Voters will produce both printed and online Voters Guides for the May 4, 2019, Election.

Click here to view these Voters Guides.

Candidate Forums

Click here for more information on May 2019 Candidate Forums.

In-person Early Voting

In-person Early Voting for the May 4 election begins on April 22nd and ends on April 30th. Any registered voter may vote early in person.

Dallas County residents of Richardson

To view specific Early Voting dates, times, and locations for Dallas County, see the Dallas County Elections Department website. Dallas County residents may vote early at any Early Voting location in Dallas County. The Richardson Civic Center is a Dallas County Early Voting location.

Collin County residents of Richardson

The Richardson Civic Center (411 W. Arapaho Rd.) is an Early Voting location for both Dallas and Collin Counties.

Collin County residents of Richardson who wish to vote their entire ballot in one location during Early Voting may do so at the Richardson Civic Center. Otherwise, they will need vote in two different Early Voting locations:

  • Collin County residents of Richardson may vote early in the Plano ISD Board of Trustees and Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) Board of Trustees Elections at any Collin County Early Voting location. A complete list of dates, times, and locations is on the Collin County Elections Department website.

  • Collin County residents of Richardson may vote early in the Richardson City Council Election at any Dallas County Early Voting location (see the link in the section above for the full list of Dallas County locations).

Election Day Voting

Election Day is May 4, 2019. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dallas County residents

On Election Day, Dallas County residents must vote at their local precinct polling place. A list of Dallas County Election Day polling places is available on the Dallas County Elections Department website.

The Richardson Civic Center is not a polling place on Election Day.

Collin County residents of Richardson

Collin County residents of Richardson who wish to vote their entire ballot in one location may vote at any Collin County Election Day Vote Center in the City of Richardson. These are located at:

  • Aldridge Elementary School, 720 Pleasant Valley Lane
  • Church of the Nazarene, 2101 E Renner Road
  • Miller Elementary School, 5651 Coventry Drive

A complete list of Election Day Vote Centers is available on the Collin County Elections Departments website.

Important Dates

January1First day to apply for ballot by mail
February15Last day for candidates to file for regular election
April4Last day to register to vote in this election
April22First day of early voting
April23Last day to apply for application for ballot by mail
April30Last day of early voting
May4Election Day
June8Runoff Election (if needed)