Last Day of Early Voting

Turnout still low for May 12 council election

Last Day of Early Voting

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):

CENTRAL

Travis Co. Offices, 5501 Airport

Fiesta, 3909 N. I-35

University of Texas, Flawn Academic Ctr., West Mall

Howson Library, 2500 Exposi­tion

NORTH

Ben Hur Shriners Hall, 7811 Rockwood

NORTHEAST

Goodwill Industries, 1015 Norwood Park

NORTHWEST

Randalls, 10900-D Research

Randalls, 5145 RR 620 N.

SOUTH

Randalls, 2025 W. Ben White

H-E-B, 2400 S. Congress (temporary building in parking lot)

SOUTHEAST

Dan Ruiz Public Library, 1600 Grove

Fiesta, 5510 S. I-35

SOUTHWEST

Randalls, 6600 S. MoPac

Randalls, 9911 Brodie

EAST

Parque Zaragoza Rec. Center, 2608 Gonzales

Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina

WEST

Randalls, 3300 Bee Caves Rd., West Lake Hills

Randalls, 2301 RR 620 S., Lakeway

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