December 2022 Run-Off Election

Election day: Tuesday, December 13

In-person early voting: Thursday, December 1, through Friday, December 9

Deadline to turn in your completed ballot: December 13, postmarked; December 14, received

If you have not mailed your ballot by election day, we recommend that you hand-deliver it to the clerk’s office.

Additional Election Info:

Travis County: countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/departments/elections or 512/238-VOTE (8683)

Williamson County: wilco.org/departments/election or 512/943-1630

Hays County: hayscountytx.com/departments/elections/current-year-election or 512/393-7779


Find the Chronicle’s endorsements (with detailed explanations) here. Looking for a streamlined version? Find that here.

<i>Chronicle</i> Endorsements for Austin City Council Run-Off Election
Chronicle Endorsements for Austin City Council Run-Off Election
Early voting runs Dec. 1-9 ; election day is Dec. 13

Nov. 30, 2022

Election Ticker: Of Recounts and Run-Offs
Election Ticker: Of Recounts and Run-Offs
Endorsements, recounts, and money, money, money

Nov. 23, 2022

We Have an Issue: Election Post-Mortem
We Have an Issue: Election Post-Mortem

Nov. 10, 2022

Mayor's Race, Districts 3, 5, and 9 All Headed to Run-Off
Mayor's Race, Districts 3, 5, and 9 All Headed to Run-Off
Ready for round 2

Nov. 10, 2022

Community Organizing Defines Eastside Races
Community Organizing Defines Eastside Races
District 3 goes to run-off

Nov. 10, 2022

Strong Student Support Buoys Qadri in D9 Race
Strong Student Support Buoys Qadri in D9 Race
Zo Qadri and Linda Guerrero go into overtime

Nov. 10, 2022

Local Candidates Find Victory in Statewide Races
Local Candidates Find Victory in Statewide Races
On a wet, cloudy night, Greg Casar enjoys clear triumph

Nov. 10, 2022

Hays County Dems Romp as San Marcos Legalizes Weed
Hays County Dems Romp as San Marcos Legalizes Weed
Everything's blue (and green)

Nov. 10, 2022

Manor, Lago Vista Remain in Cap Metro
Manor, Lago Vista Remain in Cap Metro
Manor officials would have preferred Uber

Nov. 10, 2022

Former AISD Educators Sweep District Trustee Races
Former AISD Educators Sweep District Trustee Races
Give a teacher a hand

Nov. 10, 2022

Round Rock Crushes Far-Right Candidates Running for School Board
Round Rock Crushes Far-Right Candidates Running for School Board
Progressives won the day

Nov. 10, 2022

City, AISD, ACC All Win Approval for Major Investments
City, AISD, ACC All Win Approval for Major Investments
Voters boost big-ticket bonds

Nov. 10, 2022

Travis County Midterm Elections Live Blog
Travis County Midterm Elections Live Blog
Abbott secures reelection, mayoral race goes to run-off

Nov. 8, 2022

Round Rock (ISD) Just Don't Stop: The Affair of the Forged Letter
Round Rock (ISD) Just Don't Stop: The Affair of the Forged Letter
Election shenanigans erupt on Facebook over weekend

Nov. 7, 2022

November 2022 General Election
Your Rights at the Polls in Texas
What to know about the voting experience you’re entitled to

Nov. 3, 2022

November 2022 General Election
The Common Law
Legitimate poll watcher or voting intimidation – where’s the line?

Nov. 3, 2022

Low Turnout, the Fight for Voting Rights, and More Election News
Low Turnout, the Fight for Voting Rights, and More Election News
Keep marching on

Nov. 3, 2022

Hays D.A. Candidate Scrubs Suspected Coup Planner From His Timeline
Hays D.A. Candidate Scrubs Suspected Coup Planner From His Timeline
Nothing to see here!

Nov. 3, 2022

Who Will Be the New Council Voice for District 9?
Who Will Be the New Council Voice for District 9?
Eight candidates vie for Austin's most powerful YIMBYs and NIMBYs

Oct. 27, 2022

Election Ticker: As First Ballots Cast, Is Turnout Surging, Lagging, or Both?
Election Ticker: As First Ballots Cast, Is Turnout Surging, Lagging, or Both?
Get your vote on in this week's "Election Ticker"

Oct. 27, 2022

Five Highlights From the League of Women Voters Mayor Forum
Five Highlights From the League of Women Voters Mayor Forum
Candidates talk climate, cops, and city employees

Oct. 27, 2022

November 8 Election Endorsements
November 8 Election Endorsements
All our endorsements collected on one easy-to-print page

Oct. 20, 2022

<i>Chronicle</i> Endorsements for 2022 Travis County Elections
Chronicle Endorsements for 2022 Travis County Elections
Our picks for state and local races

Oct. 20, 2022

We Have an Issue: The Game’s Afoot
We Have an Issue: The Game’s Afoot
Austin FC advances in the MLS Cup Playoffs, and our endorsements signal the approach of the midterms

Oct. 20, 2022

Election Ticker: Money, Mayors, and Musgraves
Election Ticker: Money, Mayors, and Musgraves
Cash, beer, and Beto rule everything around us

Oct. 20, 2022

All-Woman Western Swing Trio Tells Texas Republicans It’s OK to Vote for Beto
All-Woman Western Swing Trio Tells Texas Republicans It’s OK to Vote for Beto
O sister, where art thou?

Oct. 20, 2022

Election Ticker: Tidbits From the Campaign Trail
Election Ticker: Tidbits From the Campaign Trail
District 3 candidate forum keeps it quick and Celia gets a PAC

Oct. 13, 2022

Youth Keep Up With Kandidates Personally and Politically
Youth Keep Up With Kandidates Personally and Politically
Climate change forum focuses on young voters

Oct. 13, 2022

Leander Voted to Keep Cap Metro, but Will Manor and Lago Vista?
Leander Voted to Keep Cap Metro, but Will Manor and Lago Vista?
Cap Metro's on the ballot again

Oct. 13, 2022

ACC Reopens Historic Campus Ahead of Bond Election
ACC Reopens Historic Campus Ahead of Bond Election
ACC shows what it can do with less than $50 million

Oct. 13, 2022

Book Bans Take Center Stage in Leander ISD
Book Bans Take Center Stage in Leander ISD
Most seats are up for grabs

Oct. 6, 2022

Election Ticker: The Ups and Downs of Watson's Ad and More
Election Ticker: The Ups and Downs of Watson's Ad and More
Look at the first ad of the mayoral campaign and more

Oct. 6, 2022

Ken Paxton’s Lawyers Keep Flubbing, but He Might Not Appear Anyway
Ken Paxton’s Lawyers Keep Flubbing, but He Might Not Appear Anyway
Leaving the state for an abortion is on the line

Sept. 29, 2022

Election Ticker: Southwest Council Races Illuminate Dual Political Divides
Election Ticker: Southwest Council Races Illuminate Dual Political Divides
Things get partisan in this week's election news

Sept. 29, 2022

Election Ticker: They Ban, We Plan
Election Ticker: They Ban, We Plan
Celia Israel and Kirk Watson answer urbanists, Israel lays out repro rights plan, and more

Sept. 22, 2022

Unions Bet on Mayoral Candidate Kirk Watson
Unions Bet on Mayoral Candidate Kirk Watson
Endorsements flow in, though his proposals may leave some Austinites wanting more

Sept. 8, 2022

Election Ticker: Erica Nix Drops Out, Poll Watchers Get Trained and More
Election Ticker: Erica Nix Drops Out, Poll Watchers Get Trained and More
The biggest news in local races this week

Sept. 8, 2022

She’s Serving Celia
She’s Serving Celia
State Rep. Celia Israel on being herself on the mayoral trail

Aug. 31, 2022

Local Elections Herald Epic Changes in the Capital City
Local Elections Herald Epic Changes in the Capital City
Our future is now

Aug. 25, 2022

Kirk Watson and Celia Israel Lead Pack for the Next Mayor of Crisis City
Kirk Watson and Celia Israel Lead Pack for the Next Mayor of Crisis City
Duo leads in funds, reputations, and housing plans

Aug. 25, 2022

Gentrification and Affordability Shapes the District 1 and 3 Races
Gentrification and Affordability Shapes the District 1 and 3 Races
Never-ending Eastside stories

Aug. 25, 2022

Homelessness and Mobility Top District 5 and 8 Issues
Homelessness and Mobility Top District 5 and 8 Issues
A southwest state of mind

Aug. 25, 2022

Urbanists Challenge Linda Guerrero for District 9 Hot Seat
Urbanists Challenge Linda Guerrero for District 9 Hot Seat
Filling Kathie Tovo's shoes (with houses?)

Aug. 25, 2022

Solid Candidates Find Their Way to AISD Board Races
Solid Candidates Find Their Way to AISD Board Races
Wanted: heroes. Salary: nothing

Aug. 25, 2022

Wingnut Crusaders Want All of Round Rock ISD
Wingnut Crusaders Want All of Round Rock ISD
Storming the castle

Aug. 25, 2022

AISD's Largest Bond Ever to Fix Infrastructure Comes to the Polls
AISD's Largest Bond Ever to Fix Infrastructure Comes to the Polls
ACC adds campuses

Aug. 25, 2022

Back on the Ballot: More Subsidized Housing
Back on the Ballot: More Subsidized Housing
What the $350 million housing bond entails

Aug. 25, 2022

Not on the Ballot: Police Oversight
Not on the Ballot: Police Oversight
But Council could adopt ordinance anyway

Aug. 25, 2022

A Primer on the Political Landscape in Central Texas
A Primer on the Political Landscape in Central Texas
Get caught up on the big issues facing Austin and its neighbors

Aug. 18, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Your First Austin Election
Everything You Need to Know About Your First Austin Election
How and where to vote

Aug. 18, 2022

"Can I Get an Abortion in Austin?" and More Reproductive FAQs
"Can I Get an Abortion in Austin?" and More Reproductive FAQs
A guide to your dwindling rights

Aug. 18, 2022

It’s Official: Some People (Including Kirk Watson) Will Be on the Ballot
It’s Official: Some People (Including Kirk Watson) Will Be on the Ballot
Applications to be on the ballot are open

July 28, 2022

Gov. Abbott Says Hell Yes to Probably Violating More People’s Civil Rights
Gov. Abbott Says Hell Yes to Probably Violating More People’s Civil Rights
Updated: While feds investigate border initiative, he goes all in

July 7, 2022

This Week in Ken Paxton’s Brain: Sodomy
This Week in Ken Paxton’s Brain: Sodomy
How is our attorney general being a dick this time?

June 29, 2022

Austin at Large: Housing and the Mayor’s Race
Austin at Large: Housing and the Mayor’s Race
Celia Israel: “This election is about who can afford to live here, and who gets to decide”

June 9, 2022

Opinion: 19 Children Are Dead. Someone Should Do Something.
Opinion: 19 Children Are Dead. Someone Should Do Something.
A hospital-based pediatrician explains steps we can take to prevent the next tragedy

June 2, 2022

A Special Session on Guns? Reform Advocates Are Wary
A Special Session on Guns? Reform Advocates Are Wary
Nonprofit Texas Gun Sense responds to Uvalde

June 2, 2022

Few Election Surprises as Texas Finally Finishes Its Primaries
Few Election Surprises as Texas Finally Finishes Its Primaries
The field is set

May 26, 2022

May 2022 Primary Run-Off Elections

<i>Chronicle</i> Endorsements for the May 24 Democratic Run-Offs
Chronicle Endorsements for the May 24 Democratic Run-Offs
From Congress to land commissioner, here are our picks

May 12, 2022

May 2022 Local Election

Nobody Wants to Stop Voters From Approving Prop A
Nobody Wants to Stop Voters From Approving Prop A
Pro-legalization and pro-freedom folks see eye to eye on the May 7 ballot

April 28, 2022

In Leander and Cedar Park, Backlash Is on the Ballot
In Leander and Cedar Park, Backlash Is on the Ballot
Moving away from Austin?

April 28, 2022

Deep-Pocket Donors Fund Right-Wing School Board Candidates in the Austin Suburbs
Deep-Pocket Donors Fund Right-Wing School Board Candidates in the Austin Suburbs
Drama outside of town

April 28, 2022

<i>Chronicle</i> Endorsements for the May 7 State and Local Election
Chronicle Endorsements for the May 7 State and Local Election
Early Voting April 25-May 3 • Election Day May 7

April 21, 2022

Wait, There Are Two May Elections?
Wait, There Are Two May Elections?
Yup. The May 7 local election and the May 24 primary run-off

April 21, 2022

March 2022 Joint Primary Election

The Ultra-Low-Turnout Primary Election (Almost) Devoid of Drama
The Ultra-Low-Turnout Primary Election (Almost) Devoid of Drama
Tiny landslides in Travis County and beyond

March 3, 2022

Texas Voters Prove Once Again They Don't Always Know Who They're Voting For
Texas Voters Prove Once Again They Don't Always Know Who They're Voting For
Throwing darts at the ballot

March 3, 2022

Greg Casar’s Landslide Win Virtually Ensures TX-35 Seat
Greg Casar’s Landslide Win Virtually Ensures TX-35 Seat
Plus where other races stand

March 3, 2022

Travis County Races See Wins for Incumbents, a Possible Recount
Travis County Races See Wins for Incumbents, a Possible Recount
Nail-Biters, needles moved, and a successor for Dana DeBeauvoir

March 3, 2022

March Primary Election Coverage Live Blog
March Primary Election Coverage Live Blog
Texas primary first out the starting gate

March 1, 2022

Election Ticker: The Calm in the Eye of the Storm
Election Ticker: The Calm in the Eye of the Storm
Wild punches, campaign cash, and early voting insights

Feb. 27, 2022

“We Need Texas in This Fight”
“We Need Texas in This Fight”
Elizabeth Warren stumps for Casar, a growing progressive coalition in D.C., and affordable housing

Feb. 24, 2022

Dems Vie to Oust Sid Miller, Take Back Texas Agriculture
Dems Vie to Oust Sid Miller, Take Back Texas Agriculture
Priorities include economic incentives for small farms, rural health care, and internet access

Feb. 24, 2022

Both Candidates For Land Commissioner Want to Use the Office to Implement Green Policies in the GLO
Both Candidates For Land Commissioner Want to Use the Office to Implement Green Policies in the GLO
Blue team candidates want a greener land office

Feb. 24, 2022

Clerk Contenders Look to Build on DeBeauvoir’s Legacy
Clerk Contenders Look to Build on DeBeauvoir’s Legacy
Limon-Mercado, Lockhart vying to be county’s next elections official

Feb. 17, 2022

Nearly a Dozen Contested Races on the Election Docket
Nearly a Dozen Contested Races on the Election Docket
Judging the judges

Feb. 17, 2022

AOC Brings the Texas Heat
AOC Brings the Texas Heat
Progressive star stumps for Casar, Cisneros campaigns

Feb. 17, 2022

March 1 Democratic Primary Endorsements (No Filler)
March 1 Democratic Primary Endorsements (No Filler)
All our endorsements collected on one easy-to-print page

Feb. 10, 2022

<i>Chronicle</i> Endorsements for the March Primary Election
Chronicle Endorsements for the March Primary Election
Here are the local, state, and national Dems we picked to represent us

Feb. 10, 2022

We Have an Issue: Political Hopefuls Put Their Heart Into It
We Have an Issue: Political Hopefuls Put Their Heart Into It
In this week's issue: March primary coverage, Endorsements, and what to do for Valentine's Day

Feb. 10, 2022

A Lively Crowd Seeks the Open House District 51 Seat
A Lively Crowd Seeks the Open House District 51 Seat
A lively crowd seeks the open House District 51 seat

Feb. 10, 2022

James Talarico and David Alcorta Lay Out Progressive Agendas for HD 50
James Talarico and David Alcorta Lay Out Progressive Agendas for HD 50
Talarico, Alcorta Lay Out Progressive Agendas for HD 50

Feb. 10, 2022

Grassroots Organizers Take on Erin Zwiener in Redrawn HD 45
Grassroots Organizers Take on Erin Zwiener in Redrawn HD 45
Shades of blue, red, and brown

Feb. 10, 2022

A Race to the Right in Austin's Affluent Suburbs
A Race to the Right in Austin's Affluent Suburbs
There's red in there them hills

Feb. 10, 2022

Judge vs. Judge in the 419th District Court Primary
Judge vs. Judge in the 419th District Court Primary
This time it's personal

Feb. 10, 2022

State Board of Education: Bell-Metereau Faces Two Challengers
State Board of Education: Bell-Metereau Faces Two Challengers
Bluer district creates opportunity to push board leftward

Feb. 10, 2022

Greg Casar, DSA, and Palestine: Will It Matter?
Greg Casar, DSA, and Palestine: Will It Matter?
Congressional candidate requests Austin DSA withdraws endorsement over Casar's views on Israel

Feb. 10, 2022

Longtimer Doggett and Three Political Outsiders Vie to Represent the Newly Formed 37th Congressional District
Longtimer Doggett and Three Political Outsiders Vie to Represent the Newly Formed 37th Congressional District
This compact new district encompasses almost all of Austin west of I-35

Feb. 3, 2022

Inside the Central Texas Congressional Map
Inside the Central Texas Congressional Map
What's going on in the districts surrounding Austin?

Feb. 3, 2022

The Gloves Come Off in Travis County Precinct 4 Race
The Gloves Come Off in Travis County Precinct 4 Race
Primary contest between Margaret Gómez, Susanna Ledesma-Woody heats up

Jan. 27, 2022

Election Watch: Who’s Running?
Election Watch: Who’s Running?
LISTEN: The Austin Chronicle Show on KOOP Community Radio 

Nov. 19, 2021

Austin at Large: Seek, Matt, and Ye Shall Find
Austin at Large: Seek, Matt, and Ye Shall Find
In the battle for Texas' attention, Dowd and Mackowiak each amble toward the center

Nov. 11, 2021

Local Candidates Launch Their 2022 Campaigns
Local Candidates Launch Their 2022 Campaigns
Off to the races with Greg Casar, Eddie Rodriguez, and Jose "Chito" Vela

Nov. 11, 2021

Texas Primaries Loom as Redistricting Lawsuits Drop
Texas Primaries Loom as Redistricting Lawsuits Drop
New maps and new challenges

Oct. 28, 2021

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

January 2022 Special Election

Chito Vela Sails to City Council
Chito Vela Sails to City Council
Vela wins District 4 special election in a landslide

Jan. 27, 2022

Election Ticker: Race for Austin's Next Mayor Heats Up
Election Ticker: Race for Austin's Next Mayor Heats Up
Israel kicks off quest to make history in mayoral race, plus more news

Jan. 13, 2022

Seven Candidates Vie for the Future of District 4
Seven Candidates Vie for the Future of District 4
Special election decides who will complete Greg Casar's term at City Hall

Jan. 6, 2022

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