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How do you impact the future? How can you shape the direction of your community? How do you guide decisions? All three questions can be answered with one word: VOTE.

Voting is one of the most important rights maintained as American citizens. It is an opportunity that past and present generations have fought to preserve. Exercising that privilege is a guaranteed way to ensure your voice is heard in governmental matters. But you have to be a registered voter to participate in the process.

Important in-person voting information

Forms of approved photo ID are:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas election identification certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
  • U.S. military photo ID card
  • U.S. citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • Valid U.S. passport

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the valid photo ID must be current or have expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

Helpful links:

  • Who is on my ballot? (Enter your home address, and this site will show you the offices and candidates that will be on your ballot when you go to vote.)
  • Early voting locations in Dallas County (Enter your home address, and this site will show you the early voting locations near you.) NOTE: The link you have for the Secretary of State does not have the early voting locations listed at this time. You could use this link instead.
  • Recent changes! If you live in Dallas County, on ELECTION DAY ALL REGISTERED VOTERS MAY VOTE AT ANY POLLING LOCATION in Dallas County with valid identification. You are no longer required to vote in your precinct on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3).

Next Election: May 1, 2021

April 1

Last day to register to vote.

April 19

Early voting begins

April 27

Early voting ends


Richardson ISD school board members support a culture of voting that encourages participation in the voting process. Register to vote and help shape tomorrow.