Voting Information

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Required Ballot Wording – Taxes

Although RISD plans to keep its current debt service tax rate if the voters approve Bond 2021, voters should know that a new state law requires that the statement “This is a property tax increase” must appear as part of every Texas school district bond proposition ballot, regardless of whether passage of the proposition would result in a tax rate increase. Click here to view a Voter Information document, which explains how ad valorem taxes could be affected based on assessed property values with new bond debt.

Ballot Language

RICHARDSON ISD – PROPOSITION A
“THE ISSUANCE OF $694,000,000 OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS FOR ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, RENOVATING, IMPROVING AND EQUIPPING SCHOOL BUILDINGS, FOR THE PURCHASE OF NECESSARY SITES FOR SCHOOL BUILDINGS, THE RETROFITTING OF SCHOOL BUSES WITH EMERGENCY, SAFETY, OR SECURITY EQUIPMENT, AND FOR THE PURCHASE OR RETROFITTING OF VEHICLES TO BE USED FOR EMERGENCY, SAFETY, OR SECURITY PURPOSES AND FOR THE PURCHASE OF NEW SCHOOL BUSES; AND THE LEVYING OF A TAX SUFFICIENT, WITHOUT LIMIT AS TO RATE OR AMOUNT, TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS AND TO PAY THE COSTS OF ANY CREDIT AGREEMENTS EXECUTED OR AUTHORIZED IN ANTICIPATION OF, IN RELATION TO OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE BONDS. THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.”
RICHARDSON ISD – PROPOSITION B
“THE ISSUANCE OF $56,000,000 OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS FOR ACQUIRING AND EQUIPPING TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE, INCLUDING COMPUTERS, TABLETS AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY DEVICES; AND THE LEVYING OF A TAX SUFFICIENT, WITHOUT LIMIT AS TO RATE OR AMOUNT, TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS AND TO PAY THE COSTS OF ANY CREDIT AGREEMENTS EXECUTED OR AUTHORIZED IN ANTICIPATION OF, IN RELATION TO OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE BONDS. THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.”

Register to Vote:

In order to vote in the Richardson ISD bond election, individuals must be a registered voter who lives within the school district boundaries. The deadline to register for the May 1, 2021 election is April 1.

Election Day is Saturday, May 1, 2021