The 2018 general election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, with early voting beginning Monday, October 22. These are the midterms, so votes should anticipate a lengthy ballot, with national, statewide, countywide, and city races all up for grabs – essentially the general elections for each of the races Travis County residents voted on in March (and in the run-offs in May), plus those for mayor and five districts on City Council. Candidate filing for those races doesn’t begin until July 23, but already enough individuals have filed campaign treasurer appointments that we can begin to shape out the field in each race. That’s below, with asterisks next to incumbents.
Mayor: Steve Adler*, Laura Morrison, Travis Duncan, Alex Strenger
City Council, District 1: Ora Houston*, Natasha Harper-Madison, Mariana Salazar, Lewis Conway Jr.
City Council District 3: Pio Renteria*, James Valadez, Jessica Cohen
City Council District 5: Ann Kitchen*
City Council District 8: Ellen Troxclair*, Bobby Levinski, Richard De Palma, Paige Ellis
City Council District 9: Kathie Tovo*, Danielle Skidmore
Voter registration is open and runs through October 9. County information county is available here, and here for Austin’s model. We’ll have information soon, as the November field continues to fill up.