Last Day of Early Voting
Turnout still low for May 12 council election
By Richard Whittaker,
8:00AM, Tue. May 8, 2012
Early voting closes in the City of Austin elections today. Turnout is still depressingly low, with Travis County reporting only 3.6% of registered voters making it to the polls so far.
The one piece of bright news there is that's already up from early voting in the 2008 mayoral election, which peaked at 3.58%.
However, this is an important election, and you can still beat Saturday's rush by voting any time until 6pm tonight. Don't forget, there are several stores that are hosting polling stations, including a bunch of Randalls, plus both Fiesta Marts, and the H-E-B on South Congress. So you can vote and pick up groceries in one trip.
And don't forget: During early voting, you can vote at any polling location.
Here's the full list of early voting locations (and for more guidance, read our endorsements here):
Travis Co. Offices, 5501 Airport
Fiesta, 3909 N. I-35
University of Texas, Flawn Academic Ctr., West Mall
Howson Library, 2500 Exposition
Ben Hur Shriners Hall, 7811 Rockwood
Goodwill Industries, 1015 Norwood Park
Randalls, 10900-D Research
Randalls, 5145 RR 620 N.
Randalls, 2025 W. Ben White
H-E-B, 2400 S. Congress (temporary building in parking lot)
Dan Ruiz Public Library, 1600 Grove
Fiesta, 5510 S. I-35
Randalls, 6600 S. MoPac
Randalls, 9911 Brodie
Parque Zaragoza Rec. Center, 2608 Gonzales
Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina
Randalls, 3300 Bee Caves Rd., West Lake Hills
Randalls, 2301 RR 620 S., Lakeway