November 2021 General and Special Elections

Election day: Tuesday, November 2
In-person early voting: October 18-29

Voter Registration
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election has passed.

Ballot By Mail
Last day to to request a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked): Friday, October 22

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. 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, Oct. 18, at the County Clerk’s Office at 5501 Airport Blvd.

Email: ebbm@traviscountytx.gov
Fax: 512/854-3969
Mail: Dana DeBeauvoir
Travis County Clerk – Elections Division
PO Box 149325
Austin, TX 78714-9325

Deadline to turn in your completed ballot: Nov. 2, postmarked; Nov. 3, received

Battle Over APD Staffing Gets Louder
Battle Over APD Staffing Gets Louder
With early voting underway, campaigns for, against Proposition A heat up

Oct. 21, 2021

Breaking Down the November 2 Ballot
Breaking Down the November 2 Ballot
LISTEN: Chronicle news staff discusses the upcoming election

Oct. 15, 2021

<i>Chronicle</i> Endorsements for the Propositions on the November Ballot
Chronicle Endorsements for the Propositions on the November Ballot
November 2021 Statewide General Election and City of Austin Special Election

Oct. 14, 2021

What You Need and Where to Early Vote in the Nov. 2 Elections
What You Need and Where to Early Vote in the Nov. 2 Elections
Early Voting Oct. 18-29

Oct. 14, 2021

November 2021 General and Special Elections
Voting by Mail
Answers to Your VBM Questions

Oct. 14, 2021

Hiring More Police Is Not a Great Way to Prevent Murders
Hiring More Police Is Not a Great Way to Prevent Murders
A closer look at Austin's growing number of homicides

Oct. 14, 2021

Proposition B Swaps Parkland for ... More Parkland
Proposition B Swaps Parkland for ... More Parkland
City seeks voters OK of Lakeshore Blvd. land swap proposed by Oracle

Oct. 14, 2021

November 2021 General and Special Elections: Voting by Mail
November 2021 General and Special Elections: Voting by Mail
Answers to your VBM questions

Oct. 7, 2021

Firefighters Vote to Oppose Police Union-Backed Proposition A
Firefighters Vote to Oppose Police Union-Backed Proposition A
A "bad law that will actually hurt public safety overall"

Oct. 1, 2021

Travis County Voter Registration Deadline Is Oct. 4
Travis County Voter Registration Deadline Is Oct. 4
Early voting: Oct. 18-29

Sept. 30, 2021

Travis County Voter Registration Deadline Is Oct. 4
Travis County Voter Registration Deadline Is Oct. 4
Early voting: Oct. 18-29

Sept. 23, 2021

Yay, Nay Campaigns on Proposition A Get Underway
Yay, Nay Campaigns on Proposition A Get Underway
Ballot initiative centered on APD staffing finds friends and foes

Sept. 9, 2021

Pro-Cop Group Submits Signatures for High-Priced Staffing Plan
Pro-Cop Group Submits Signatures for High-Priced Staffing Plan
Save Austin Now 2.0 eyes the ballot

July 22, 2021

March 2022 Primary

County Commissioners Tout Successes, Face Challengers
County Commissioners Tout Successes, Face Challengers
The 2022 primaries are months away, but these Travis County commissioners are already drawing competition in their reelection bids

July 8, 2021

May 2021 Special Election

Office of Police Oversight Puts Its Difficulties With APD Leadership in Writing
Office of Police Oversight Puts Its Difficulties With APD Leadership in Writing
Report offers insight into limitations OPO faces in doing its work

June 24, 2021

City Lays Out Slow, Steady Plan to Enact Prop B
City Lays Out Slow, Steady Plan to Enact Prop B
Arrests will be a "last resort" in phased plan to move camp residents over coming months

May 13, 2021

May 1 Special Election Results: Austin Voters Tell City Leaders What They Don't Like
May 1 Special Election Results: Austin Voters Tell City Leaders What They Don't Like
Strong-mayor proposal fails spectacularly, while voters say "yes" to reinstating public camping ban

May 6, 2021

May 1 Special Election Results: First Five Win, Last Three Lose
May 1 Special Election Results: First Five Win, Last Three Lose
$1 million buys camping ban; strong-mayor couldn't be weaker

May 1, 2021

May 1 Special Election Early Voting Results Are In
May 1 Special Election Early Voting Results Are In
Big lead for Prop B, even bigger deficit for Prop F

May 1, 2021

We Have an Issue: Don’t Forget to Vote on Saturday
We Have an Issue: Don’t Forget to Vote on Saturday
A weird election, but an important one, too

April 29, 2021

Election Ticker: It’s a Long, Long While From May to November ...
Election Ticker: It’s a Long, Long While From May to November ...

April 29, 2021

God Don't Like Ugly: Austin Faith Leaders Unite to Smite Prop B
God Don't Like Ugly: Austin Faith Leaders Unite to Smite Prop B
But big money’s rolling in to back camping ban campaign

April 27, 2021

<i>Chronicle</i> Endorsements for the May 1 City of Austin Special Election
Chronicle Endorsements for the May 1 City of Austin Special Election
Our picks for the eight propositions you'll see on your ballot

April 15, 2021

Voting by Mail
Voting by Mail
Answers to Your VBM Questions

April 15, 2021

May 2021 Special Election
May 2021 Special Election
Early Voting April 19-27 • E-Day May 1

April 15, 2021

Unlikely Allies Unite to Beat Up on "Strong Mayor" Plan
Unlikely Allies Unite to Beat Up on "Strong Mayor" Plan
Democracy, now?

April 15, 2021

Fewer Fire Fights?
Fewer Fire Fights?
Unions back ballot measures in Austin, Pflugerville

April 15, 2021

What’s on the Ballot?
What’s on the Ballot?

April 15, 2021

May 2021 Special Election
Watch: Chronicle Hosts Discussion of Props D, E, G, & H (aka Democracy Dollars)
Austinites for Progressive Reform discusses various propositions

April 8, 2021

May 2021 Special Election
Watch: Chronicle Hosts Discussion of Prop F (aka Strong Mayor)
Both sides of the "Strong Mayor" debate

April 8, 2021

Watch: <i>Chronicle</i> Hosts Discussion of Prop B (aka the Camping Ban)
Watch: Chronicle Hosts Discussion of Prop B (aka the Camping Ban)
We talk with reps from Homes Not Handcuffs and Save Austin Now

April 8, 2021

Election Ticker: Democracy, Dollars
Election Ticker: Democracy, Dollars
Money printer go brrr in city proposition contests

April 8, 2021

Encampment Fires Add Fuel to Camping Ban Debate
Encampment Fires Add Fuel to Camping Ban Debate
Three blazes in one day spark calls for change to homeless policies

April 8, 2021

Meet the People Behind the Props With the <i>Chronicle</i>’s Virtual Election Forums
Meet the People Behind the Props With the Chronicle’s Virtual Election Forums
VIDEO: Local campaigns join News Editor Mike Clark-Madison to discuss what they’re supporting – or opposing – on the May 1 ballot

April 8, 2021

May 2021 Special Election
So, You Want to Vote By Mail, Now What?
Answers to your VBM questions

April 8, 2021

May 2021 Special Election
Travis County Voter Registration Deadline Is April 1
Early voting for the May 1 special election runs April 19-27

March 25, 2021

"Strong-Mayor" Proposal Divides Austin's Progressives
"Strong-Mayor" Proposal Divides Austin's Progressives
Power to the people?

March 4, 2021

May 2021 Special Election
What's on the May 1 Ballot?
Voters will decide "strong-mayor" leadership, public camping ban, and other local measures in special election

March 4, 2021

Election Time Again! Council Sets Propositions for May 1 Ballot
Election Time Again! Council Sets Propositions for May 1 Ballot
Local propositions to include strong mayor proposal and a reinstatement of the public camping ban

Feb. 11, 2021

Strong-Mayor Proposal Likely Headed to May Ballot
Strong-Mayor Proposal Likely Headed to May Ballot
Austinites for Progressive Reform submits 24,000 signatures

Jan. 14, 2021

Austin at Large: A Strong-Mayor Sweet Spot?
Austin at Large: A Strong-Mayor Sweet Spot?
Advocates throw some salt on the pleasant-tasting “pro-democracy” reform plan

Dec. 30, 2020

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