RISD Legislative Corner – Election Days in May

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The Richardson ISD Board of Trustees passed a culture of voting resolution in February to encourage and promote voting among RISD staff, eligible students, and residents. There are two upcoming opportunities for registered voters to head to the polls next month:

  • Saturday, May 4 – local and municipal elections
  • Tuesday, May 28 – primary runoff elections

May 4 Local/Municipal Election Day – Early voting from April 22-30

For the first time, Texas’s 50 largest counties will elect three members to their central appraisal district board. In our area, the appraisal district is known as DCAD (Dallas Central Appraisal District – you may have just received an appraisal notice from DCAD). This May, only one of the three elected members has a challenger, but all three positions will appear on the ballot.

Some Dallas County residents will vote for Dallas College trustees in District 1 and District 7.

City of Dallas residents will cast votes on 10 bond propositions to fund improvements and enhancements for city infrastructure (streets, storm drainage, public safety facilities, etc.), city parks, fine arts facilities, libraries, etc.

NO ELECTION FOR RISD – RISD trustees Megan Timme, District 1, and Chris Poteet, At Large Place 7, did not draw an opponent. Hence, RISD will not hold an election, but RISD facilities will once again be used as polling places in May. (Note: students will not be on campus on Saturday, May 4, nor Tuesday, May 28.)

TUESDAY, MAY 28 – PRIMARY RUNOFF* ELECTION DAY – Early voting is May 20-24

In order for a candidate to win in either the Republican or Democratic primary, the candidate must get more than 50% of the vote. The May primary runoff election will determine who is on the ballot in November’s general election.

Runoff elections in our area:

  • Dallas County Sheriff (Democrat primary runoff)
  • U.S. Congressional District 32 (Republican primary runoff)
  • State Board of Education (Republican primary runoff)
  • Precinct chairs (Democrat and Republican)


  • You must vote in the same primary you voted in in March.
  • If you did not vote in March, you may vote in either the Democrat or Republican primary in the runoff election.

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