Election day: Saturday, May 1
In-person early voting: April 19-27
The deadline to register to vote was Thursday, April 1
Ballot By Mail
Last day to request a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked): Tuesday, April 20
To vote by mail, you must first apply for a ballot. The Travis County Elections Division only sends out applications or ballots on specific request from a voter. If you voted by mail in an election last year, you will still need to apply for a ballot this year since vote-by-mail applications expire at the end of each calendar year. Download a ballot application here; for more info on vote-by-mail, visit the Travis County Clerk's Office elections webpage. You may also request a ballot application online at the Texas Secretary of State's website and an application will be mailed to you.
You may submit your application by mail, email, fax, or in person. If you submit your application by fax or email, it must also be sent by mail and received in the County Clerk's Office within four business days of your electronic submission (see email, fax, and mailing address below). If you submit your application in person, you must deliver it in person before the first day of early voting, Monday, April 19, at the County Clerk’s Office at 5501 Airport Blvd.
Mail: Dana DeBeauvoir
Travis County Clerk – Elections Division
PO Box 149325
Austin, TX 78714-9325
Deadline to turn in your completed ballot: May 1, postmarked; May 3 received
Additional Election Info
Travis Co.: www.traviscountyelections.org or 512/238-VOTE (8683).
Williamson Co.: www.wilco.org/elections or 512/943-1630.
Hays Co.: www.co.hays.tx.us/elections.aspx or 512/393-7310.
Propositions at a Glance
Prop A: Charter amendment allowing the Austin Firefighters Association to force the city into binding arbitration if they reach an impasse in collective bargaining.
Prop B: Code amendment prohibiting public camping, in addition to sitting or lying down on a public sidewalk or sleeping outdoors in and near Downtown and the UT-Austin area.
Prop C: Charter amendment permitting City Council to appoint or remove the Director of the Office of Police Oversight.
Prop D: Charter amendment moving Austin’s mayoral election to presidential election years.
Prop E: Charter amendment creating ranked-choice voting for city elections. If passed, voters would rank candidates instead of voting for just one candidate.
Prop F: Charter amendment changing Austin’s form of government from “council-manager” to “mayor-council,” also known as “strong mayor.” If passed, this would eliminate the city manager position; the mayor would not have a vote on Council but would have the authority to veto Council decisions.
Prop G: Charter amendment creating an 11th City Council district. Because the mayor would be rendered a non-voting member of Council if Prop F passed (see above), an 11th single-member district was proposed in an effort to avoid potential 5-5 deadlocks on Council. However, because Prop G is a standalone proposition, it is not dependent on Prop F’s passage or failure.
Prop H: Charter amendment creating a so-called “Democracy Dollars” public campaign finance program that, if passed, would provide up to two $25 vouchers to every registered voter who could then contribute them to candidates for city office.