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House District 50 Run Off Hit by Cold

Travis County announces change to voting locations

By Richard Whittaker, 11:00AM, Tue. Jan. 28

House District 50 Run Off Hit by Cold

It's election day in House District 50, but there's a big glitch. Since the cold weather has closed so many school campuses that Travis County Elections Division depends upon for voting locations, voters are being asked to use different ballot boxes today.

In a statement, Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir announced that, because of closures in Austin, Elgin, and Manor ISDs, voting locations on their campuses will not open. However, all other locations will be open: Importantly, eligible voters will be able to use any location. DeBeauvoir said, "Our primary goal is to ensure all polling places are open but we must follow school campus schedules."

The election is the final stage in the special election between Democrat Celia Israel and Republican Mike VanDeWalle to complete the unexpired term of former state rep Mark Strama who stepped down last year to run Google Fiber's Austin division.

UPDATE 11:59am Travis County has also clarified that, even though the Texas Secretary of State is closed today, that will not impact counting or reporting tonight. However, there will be a delay in the announcement of the official results.

The following sites are now open and will stay open until 7pm
• County Tax Office, 15822 Foothill Farms Loop, Pflugerville
• Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E Rundberg Ln
• Randalls Research and Braker, 10900 D Research Blvd
• Precinct 102 Copperfield Elementary, 12135 Thompkins Dr.
• Precinct 104 Cedar View Rehabilitation, 11020 Dessau
• Precinct 107 New Sweden Lutheran Church, 12809 New Sweden Church.
• Precincts 109, 111 Parmer Lane Elementary School, 1806 West Parmer
• Precincts 110, 161 Park Crest Middle School, 1500 North Railroad
• Precinct 112 Dessau Elementary School, 1501 Dessau Ridge
• Precinct 123 Murchison Elementary School, 2215 Kelly
• Precinct 137 Rowe Lane Elementary School, 3112 Speidel
• Precinct 150 Brookhollow Elementary School, 1200 North Railroad
• Precinct 163 Rowe Lane Elementary School, 3112 Speidel
• Precinct 205 River Oaks Elementary School, 12401 Scofield Farms
• Precinct 207 YMCA Northwest Branch, 5807 McNeil
• Precinct 215 Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port
• Precinct 216 Northwest Elementary School, 14014 Thermal
• Precinct 219 Caldwell Elementary, 1718 Picadilly
• Precinct 225 Wells Branch MUD Recreation Center, 3000 Shoreline
• Precinct 226, 227 Villas of Bristol Heights Apartment, 12041 Dessau
• Precinct 229 Wells Branch Community Center, 2106 Klattenhoff
• Precinct 254 Emeritus at North Austin, 5310 Duval Rd.
• Precinct 263 United Christian Church, 3500 West Parmer
• Precinct 321 Great Hills Baptist Church, 10500 Jollyville
• Precinct 326 Laurel Mountain Elementary, 10111 DK Ranch
• Precinct 327 Fire Station #33, 9409 Bluegrass
• Precinct 328 Renaissance Retirement Ceter, 11279 Taylor Draper
• Precinct 331 Kathy Caraway Elementary, 11104 Oak (Enter off Carlwood)
• Precinct 335 Canyon Vista Middle, 8455 Spicewood Springs

The following sites are closed
• Precinct 103, 108 Graham Elementary School
• Precinct 140 Dobie Middle School
• Precinct 164 Barrington Elementary School
• Precinct 211 Walnut Creek Elementary School
• Precinct 259 Summit Elementary
• Precinct 128, 153 Pioneer Crossing Elementary School
• Precinct 154 Bluebonnet Trail Elementary School
• Precinct 106 Neidig Elementary School

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