Election Central

Nov. 4, 2014 General Election

Federal, state, and county races; city council;
AISD board, and more ...

Voter registration deadline: Monday, Oct. 6

Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 4

Meet the Candidates

For Mayor and Districts 1 through 10

Candidate Forums

Held in districts across the city

The Road to 10-1: 52 and Counting

With Monday deadline looming, 80 potential Council candidates

Michael King, Sat., Aug. 16, 2014

Perry Indicted

Governor faces two felony charges alleging abuse of office

Richard Whittaker, Fri., Aug. 15, 2014

AISD: And Then There Were Eight

Sudden flood of candidates leaves only one empty trustee seat

Richard Whittaker, Tue., Aug. 12, 2014

Austin ISD: Cowan Returns to Ballot

2010 at-large loser aiming for 2014 win in District 4

Richard Whittaker, Mon., Aug. 11, 2014

AISD: Barksdale Will Not Run Again

Confirms exit, and says she will endorse Prince

Richard Whittaker, Mon., Aug. 11, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Filling the Ballot

Official candidates at 29 and counting entering final week

Michael King, Mon., Aug. 11, 2014

Davis Bops Abbott's Insider Deals

Davis finds new traction with a full-frontal assault on Abbott's ethics

Richard Whittaker, Fri., Aug. 8, 2014

Point Austin: More Connected Than Thou

Multimodal objections to a multimodal project

Michael King, Fri., Aug. 8, 2014

Both Sides of the Tracks

Pro and Con on Rail

Fri., Aug. 8, 2014

Advocacy, Ethics, and Opposition

Mac McCann, Fri., Aug. 8, 2014

A Great Big Bundle of Rail and Roads

Council moves transportation bonds toward a November vote

Mac McCann, Fri., Aug. 8, 2014

Point Austin: Questions for Candidates

If you're not running, your neighbor is

Michael King, Fri., Aug. 1, 2014

Can Davis Reverse Poll Numbers?

New poll shows Abbott pulling even further ahead

Richard Whittaker, Fri., Aug. 1, 2014

Wanted for Ballot: AISD Candidates

Tamala Barksdale has yet to declare

Richard Whittaker, Fri., Aug. 1, 2014

Council on Transportation: Pondering the Bond

On Aug. 7, Council will discuss putting a $1 billion bond proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot

Mac McCann, Fri., Aug. 1, 2014

AISD: First Candidates File

One incumbent, one regular face confirmed, but still many vacancies

Richard Whittaker, Tue., July 29, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Catching Up

Who’s in, who’s out, who’s who?

Michael King, Mon., July 28, 2014

The Road to 10-1: NAAO Forum, or …

How do you fit three dozen candidates into two hours?

Michael King, Sat., July 26, 2014

AISD Race: A Voice for Southwest Austin

Schneider faces two challengers as he seeks a fourth term

Richard Whittaker, Fri., July 25, 2014

Yes, We Have Candidates!

First formal filings land at City Hall

Michael King, Tue., July 22, 2014

Austin and the 7-10 Split

Candidates in west and west-central districts find common cause

Richard Whittaker, Tue., July 22, 2014

Signs of the 10-1 Times

District 3 race stages early drama over competing campaign signs

Mary Tuma, Mon., July 21, 2014

The Take on Taxes

Dems host forum on property tax reform

Michael King, Fri., July 18, 2014

Point Austin: Drive-By Government

To be read while waiting for the next explosion

Michael King, Fri., July 18, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Now We Begin

How to fit six dozen candidates into a one-pound newspaper

Michael King, Thu., July 17, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Fundraising Highlights

First period $$ deadline brings early numbers

Michael King, Wed., July 16, 2014

The Road to 10-1: More to Come

One in, one out, and we’re waiting on $$$

Michael King, Tue., July 15, 2014

AISD Election = Turning Point?

With filing for the November election imminent, Austin ISD's board of trustees has vacancies, and it has candidates. Unfortunately, they're not in the same seats.

Richard Whittaker, Fri., July 11, 2014

AISD Board Shake-Up: Torres, Moya Won't Run Again

Torres, Moya won't run again

Richard Whittaker, Fri., July 4, 2014

An 'Open' Search for AISD Chief

Timetable to allow stakeholder input

Richard Whittaker, Fri., July 4, 2014

Tex Dem Platform Rejects GOP on Gays

Dems slam GOP for encouraging 'violence' against LGBTQ souls

Mary Tuma, Wed., July 2, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Add One More …

Candidate pilgrimage grows, and a glance at District 4

Michael King, Mon., June 30, 2014

Growth Funds: ACC's Bond Proposal

Community college asking for $386 million

Richard Whittaker, Fri., June 27, 2014

Votes Pending: The Case for Connect

Cap Metro board endorses initial rail route

Mac McCann, Fri., June 27, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Western Additions

Add two more – Districts 8 and 10

Michael King, Tue., June 24, 2014

Curtain Up on Mayor’s Race

Centex Dem forum opens with ‘major’ candidates

Michael King, Sun., June 22, 2014

Kitchen's Menu for a Better Austin

Former state rep kicks off District 5 campaign

Amy Smith, Fri., June 20, 2014

GOP Marches Backward

2014 Texas platform veers hard right

Brandon Watson, Fri., June 13, 2014

The End of the Dewhurst Era

Will the Senate strip the powers of the next lite guv?

Richard Whittaker, Thu., June 5, 2014

Finally ... Cole Declares for Mayor

Local leaders help kickoff campaign

Michael King and Amy Smith, Fri., June 6, 2014

District 9 Race Warms Up

Tovo, Riley kick off campaigns

Amy Smith, Fri., June 6, 2014

The Road to 10-1 … Is Interactive

Austin Reddit enters the candidate discussion, and Meeker makes 8 in 10

Michael King, Tue., June 3, 2014

The Crowd Grows in District 4

More Council candidates, and Morrison's all in for Tovo

Michael King, Mon., June 2, 2014

‘We Got This!’

Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole aims to drop the ‘Pro Tem’

Michael King, Sat., May 31, 2014

Abbott Intern Compares Davis to Hitler

#AltWendyDavisBookTitle hashtag backfires

Brandon Watson, Tue., May 27, 2014

Debates: Davis Raises, Abbott Sticks

Dem attacks GOPer for limited schedule and bypassing big cities

Richard Whittaker, Wed., May 21, 2014

The Debating Game

Abbott offers two face-to-face meetings, Davis to demand more

Richard Whittaker, Mon., May 19, 2014

Greg Abbott Trolls Wendy Davis

Abbott's lame attempt to roast gubernatorial challenger

Brandon Watson, Fri., May 16, 2014

The Road to 10-1 -- New Names

Three More for District 4, One for District 3

Michael King, Thu., May 15, 2014

More in the 10-1 Mix

City Council candidates are multiplying like …

Michael King, Mon., May 12, 2014

Catching up with 10-1

Candidates queuing up at sound of the money bell

Michael King, Fri., May 9, 2014

Mike Martinez and the Name Game

New poll says council member winning in name recognition

Brandon Watson, Tue., May 6, 2014

Adler Promises ‘New Way Forward’

Kicks off mayoral campaign at City Hall

Michael King, Mon., May 5, 2014

New Names for 10-1

Flurry of filings as OPM day approaches

Michael King, Tue., April 29, 2014

Creative Intersections

Candidates hear alternatives to SH 45

Amy Smith, Sat., April 26, 2014

‘Ain’t Nothing but a House Party’

Cole announces a 10-district ‘listening’ tour

Michael King, Tue., April 22, 2014

Goodman Out, Garza In

Road to 10-1 gets a little more crowded

Michael King, Tue., April 8, 2014

November Calling: PACs Form on Rail Vote

Groups organizing for and against potential bond proposition

Mac McCann and Michael King, Tue., April 8, 2014

Riley and Tovo Join the Mix

Incumbents enter and 10-1 Races Begin to Take Shape

Michael King, Mon., April 7, 2014

‘Martinez for Austin’ Kicks Off Campaign

Council member opens all-city tour at Barton Springs

Michael King, Sat., April 5, 2014

Leffingwell Announces ‘Rail – or Fail’

In final ‘State of the City’ address, mayor strongly pushes urban rail

Michael King, Tue., Feb. 25, 2014

Add Another Name … or Three

Potential City Council candidates continue to join the queue

Michael King, Mon., Feb. 3, 2014

The Pols Just Keep on Coming

Your Guide to Candidates for the New 10-1 Universe

Michael King, Mon., Feb. 3, 2014

Mayoral Dance Card Suddenly Shrinks

Patsy Woods Martin and Bill McLellan end fledgling campaigns

Michael King, Tue., Jan. 28, 2014

Come One, Come All!

Here’s Your Early Tipsheet of the Folks Running for City Council

Michael King, Fri., Jan. 10, 2014

The Bulging Ballot

Would-be City Council candidates continue to multiply

Michael King, Tue., Jan. 7, 2014

News Ticker: November 5

All the news that's fit to blog

Brandon Watson, Tue., Nov. 5, 2013

Davis Gains in Latest Polling

Abbott's lead tightens to single digits

Brandon Watson, Mon., Nov. 4, 2013

May 27, 2014 Primary Runoff Election

Democratic and Republican Party Primaries
Election Day: Tuesday, May 27
Early voting: Monday-Friday, May 19-23
(See March 2014 Election, below)

'Chronicle' Endorsements

It's Patrick and Paxton

Dewhurst hammered once again; Hogan beats Kinky

Michael King, Tue., May 27, 2014

Still Time to Vote!

Hit the bricks for today’s primary runoffs

Michael King, Tue., May 27, 2014

Run-Off Running Out of Steam

Final day of early voting in primaries

Richard Whittaker, Fri., May 23, 2014

Patterson Tars and Feathers Patrick as Chicken Hawk

GOP primary run-off drags up war service and draft dodging claims

Richard Whittaker, Fri., May 9, 2014

Branch Falls on Conflicted Paxton

GOP AG race centers on bad (as in illegal) investment advice

Richard Whittaker, Thu., May 8, 2014

Bell Rings for Kinky in Agriculture Race

Former Dem governor hopeful endorses man that helped him lose in '06

Richard Whittaker, Wed., May 7, 2014

March 2014 Election

The Long Shots

Ramey Ko: Cheerful to the End

Michael King, Fri., March 7, 2014

Precinct 2: Shea Wins in a Walk

Early Night in Commissioners Race

Amy Smith, Fri., March 7, 2014

Travis County Judge: Eckhardt 'Pitches' a Winning Race

Eckhardt wins brutal slugfest

Amy Smith, Fri., March 7, 2014

A ‘Pitched’ County Judge Race

Eckhardt Wins Democratic Primary

Amy Smith, Wed., March 5, 2014

Precinct 2: Shea Wins Easily

Three-way race decided in early vote count

Amy Smith, Wed., March 5, 2014

March 4 Election Results

The latest primary news

Brandon Watson, Tue., March 4, 2014

Travis County Voting Hours Extended

Votes after 7 considered provisional

Brandon Watson, Tue., March 4, 2014

Election Night Party Central (Updated)

Celebrate with the county candidates

Brandon Watson, Tue., March 4, 2014

Following the Money

Eckhardt campaign defines “greater good”: support for Eckhardt

Michael King, Mon., March 3, 2014

No Nugent Is Good Nugent

GOP weeps over Nugent comments, but are these crocodile tears?

Richard Whittaker, Sun., Feb. 23, 2014

Greg Abbott and the Nuge

Democrats wonder why Abbott stumps with 'admitted sexual predator'

Richard Whittaker, Tue., Feb. 18, 2014

Voting Information

Fri., Feb. 14, 2014

'Chronicle' Endorsements

Fri., Feb. 14, 2014

Campaign: Davis Returns to School

Team Wendy working on changing narrative

Michael King, Fri., Feb. 14, 2014

Pct. 2 Campaigns Trade Barbs

As election day nears, the sparks are flying

Christopher Hooks, Fri., Feb. 14, 2014

Davis Calls for School Funding Settlement

Says AG Abbott is "defending the indefensible"

Michael King, Mon., Feb. 10, 2014

The Endorsement Race: Andy Brown, Gómez, Ko Clean Up

Andy Brown, Gómez, Ko clean up

Brandon Watson, Fri., Feb. 7, 2014

Campaign Dollars

Campaign contributions add up

Fri., Feb. 7, 2014

Club 'Stacking' = Democratic Drama

Fairness of endorsement process in dispute

Christopher Hooks, Fri., Feb. 7, 2014

Club Endorsements Pile Up

Multi-club meeting scheduled for Jan. 30

Brandon Watson, Fri., Jan. 31, 2014

Equality Texas and the Dangers of 'Good Enough'

Sarah Davis endorsement falls short on promoting LGBT equality

Brandon Watson, Fri., Jan. 24, 2014

Election Day Already?

HD 50 runoff election

Fri., Jan. 24, 2014

The DINO Word Enters U.S. Senate Race

Scherr accuses Alameel of bankrolling Republicans

Richard Whittaker, Fri., Jan. 24, 2014

Taking Stock of Dollars in County Races

Money pours into judge race

Christopher Hooks, Fri., Jan. 24, 2014

Brown vs. Eckhardt vs. … McCombs? {Update}

Eckhardt push-poll implies Red McCombs "big supporter" of Andy Brown

Michael King, Sat., Jan. 18, 2014

Brown and Eckhardt Face Off in Circle C

Circle C Area Dems host Travis County Judge candidates

Michael King, Tue., Jan. 14, 2014

David Dewhurst: Auteur

Lite Guv's latest campaign ad has some explaining to do

Brandon Watson, Tue., Jan. 14, 2014

Commissioners Court Candidates Take On Property Taxes

Hopefuls share philosophical approaches to government

Christopher Hooks, Fri., Dec. 27, 2013


Wayne Christian spreads gun control lie

Brandon Watson, Wed., Dec. 4, 2013

Davis Enters Race, Mudslinging Begins

A governor's race with lots of buzz

Richard Whittaker, Fri., Oct. 11, 2013

Commissioners Race Kicks Into Gear

Jung and Shea campaigns release dueling endorsement lists

Brandon Watson, Wed., Sept. 11, 2013

Andy Brown and the Bold-Faced Names

County Judge candidate garners major endorsements

Michael King, Fri., Aug. 30, 2013

Then There's This: The Race For Campaign Cash

County Judge and Pct. 2 Commissioner Races Don't Come Cheap

Amy Smith, Fri., July 19, 2013

Commissioner Race Heats Up

Shea formally announces her candidacy for Pct. 2

Amy Smith, Sun., June 23, 2013

Brown Makes It Official

Former Dem County Chair Announces Run for Judge

Michael King, Sat., June 8, 2013

Eckhardt, Brown Approach Campaign

Race to replace Travis County judge begins to take shape

Amy Smith, Wed., May 1, 2013

Jockeying for Judge

Dem race for Travis County judge down to two and holding

Michael King, Fri., March 1, 2013

Barrientos Declines to Run

Retired Austin state senator says he'll support Eckhardt

Michael King, Wed., Feb. 20, 2013

The Road to 10-1

The City Council districting destination is settled. Is anybody driving the bus?

Mike Kanin and Elizabeth Pagano, Fri., Feb. 1, 2013

Three Progressives Eye Biscoe's Seat

Former Sen. Barrientos, Commissioner Eckhardt, Dem Party Chair Andy Brown are top contenders

Mike Kanin, Fri., Dec. 21, 2012