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The Richardson Chamber develops its legislative agenda for each legislative session during Public Policy Briefings, monthly luncheon meetings with subject matter experts that help our members stay informed. Past speakers include state legislators, U.S. Congressmen, Richardson ISD officials, City of Richardson City Manager, candidate forums, etc.

Luncheon meetings are usually held on the second Monday of each month in the Chamber’s Board Room.

The Richardson Chamber also plans special events throughout the year to better inform members about important legislative issues.

For more information on meeting sponsorship or special event sponsorship, contact Shannon Skripka at 972-792-2806 or shannon@richardsonchamber.com for more information.

Sign up for legislative alerts, released every Friday during ongoing Texas legislative sessions.

Census surveys will begin going out on March 12. Learn more about the 2020 Census and your civic duty at 2020census.gov.

Voter Resources

Election Date - Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Last Day to Register to Vote - Oct. 5
Early Voting - Oct. 19 - Oct. 30

Learn more about when, where and how to vote below.

Are you registered to vote in Texas? Have you recently moved? Did you know having a driver's license no longer automatically registers Texans to vote? Find out how to register, how to obtain a card if you are already registered, and how to change your name or address below. You can also find information about polling dates, locations, sample ballots and more for Collin County and Dallas County. This page is updated whenever information about upcoming election dates becomes available. For additional questions, contact your local county's elections department. The deadline to register for the March primaries is Feb. 3. 

As a complimentary service to Richardson Chamber members, we now provide two deputy voter registrars to your business to register employees in Dallas and Collin counties. Deputy voter registrars receive applications and take them directly to the voter registrar, so that they are received before the registration deadline. Contact Shannon Skripka at shannon@richardsonchamber.com for more information.

You must fill out an application to register to vote in your county of residence. To register, visit the following websites:

Collin County (Fill out the Texas Secretary of State form online, print and mail to Collin County Elections, 2010 Redbud Blvd, McKinney, TX 75069. The address will be printed automatically at the top of the form when it is completed.)
Dallas County 
(Print, fill out and mail the application. No postage is required.)

To check if you are registered and obtain a copy of your voter card, go to:

Collin County
Dallas County

Have you moved within the same county since you last voted? Change your address online. If the website is not functioning, you can change your address by filling out the online form and mailing it to your local elections office at the Texas Secretary of State's website.

Bring an ID with you

When you vote, you will be asked for a form of identification. Valid options include copies or originals of:

  • Driver's license
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Citizenship Certificate with your photograph
  • Government document showing your name and address
  • Your voter registration certificate (the voter card you may have received in the mail)
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Certified domestic birth certificate

To see your ballot and candidates, enter your information into the Dallas Voter Lookup tool or find your precinct on the Collin County website. You can also find your candidates here.

Voters will also decide state-level and local-level elections that take place prior to a general election. While every Texas will get to vote on the presidential and statewide candidates, your address will determine which local elections are on your ballot.

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