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Voting in Austin on Election Day
Tues., Nov. 8 is the big day — aka Election Day — and we’ve done the Googling so you don’t have to. To make this election as easy as possible, we’ve curated need-to-know information about how and where to vote, along with what we’re voting on, from Austin’s new mayor to school district bonds. 👇
Are you registered?
First things first, make sure you’re eligible + registered to vote.
If you’re not registered yet, the deadline is Tues., Oct. 11. Start your voter registration application online here.
Find your polling location
Travis County polling places will be open on Tues., Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you’re unsure where to go, you can request voter information that provides your registration status + polling location.
Early walk-in voting will be available between 7 a.m.-7 p.m. — 12-6 p.m. on Sundays — from Mon., Oct. 24 to Fri., Nov. 4 at these locations. At some locations, early voting hours will be extended to 9 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 29 and Fri., Nov. 4. Don’t forget: You will be required to show a photo ID.
Voting absentee? The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is Fri., Oct. 28 + completed ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
What are we voting on?
Depending on where you live in Travis County, you’ll be voting for:
- U.S. Representative for Districts 10, 17, 21, 35, and 37
- Lieutenant Governor
- Attorney General
- State Senator for Districts 14, 21, 25
- State Representative for Districts 19, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51
See 12 other statewide positions up for vote on the full ballot here.
- County Judge
- County Clerk
- Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2
- City of Austin Mayor
- City Council Districts 1, 3, 5, 8, 9
See ballots for other cities in Travis County, such as Sunset Valley, Pflugerville, Lakeway, and Manor here.
- City of Austin Proposition A
- Austin ISD Propositions A, B, and C
Find your state + federal districts by inputting your address here, and look for your city council district online here. Check out this sample ballot to see who’s on the ballot in your neighborhood. (P.S., Find information on how congressional and state legislative district boundaries are established here.)
Although candidates for U.S. Representative, State Senator, State Representative, and City Councilor will depend on the area you live in, all Austinites will vote for a set number of statewide and citywide offices.
Here are the candidates on the ballot for major races in Travis County. ⬇️
City of Austin Mayor
- Greg Abbott (incumbent), Republican
- Beto O’Rourke, Democrat
- Mark Tippetts, Libertarian
- Delilah Barrios, Green Party
- Dan Patrick (incumbent), Republican
- Mike Collier, Democrat
- Shanna Steele, Libertarian
- Ken Paxton (incumbent), Republican
- Rochelle Mercedes Garza, Democrat
- Mark Ash, Libertarian
There are four propositions on the ballot for most Austinites (depending on the school district you live in) this November:
City of Austin Proposition A | $350 million for planning, designing, and acquiring land for affordable housing for low and moderate income residents.
Austin ISD Proposition A | $2.3 billion for renovating and expanding school buildings, plus purchasing equipment for safety + security
Austin ISD Proposition B | $76 million for design, construction, and improvement of school district technology systems and equipment
Austin ISD Proposition C | $47 million for renovating and expanding school district stadium facilities
See other AISD races and the ballot for other Travis County school districts here.