Truncated Endorsements and Voting Info

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Truncated Endorsements and Voting Info

In advance of early voting for the Nov. 6 election, the Chronicle editorial board offers the following endorsements. We have detailed explanations for each, but we're providing this list for your voting convenience.

Partisan Races

U.S. Senate, governor, and other statewide offices, U.S. House of Reps., Texas Legislature, Travis Co. offices, judicial races at all levels

Go ahead and vote straight-ticket Democrat. It's OK. This will be your last chance in any event (straight-ticket voting is going away after this election). Just don't forget to scroll through the ballot to get to the rest of these contests.

Austin City Council

Mayor: Steve Adler*

District 1: Natasha Harper-Madison and Vincent Harding

District 3: Sabino "Pio" Renteria*

District 5: Ann Kitchen* (unopposed)

District 8: Bobby Levinski

District 9: Kathie Tovo*

Austin Propositions

Propositions A-G (city bonds): Yes

Propositions H-I (charter amendments): No endorsement

Proposition J (land use code): No

Proposition K ("efficiency audit"): No

Austin ISD Board of Trustees

District 1: Edmund "Ted" Gordon*

District 4: Zachary Price

District 6: Geronimo Rodriguez* (unopposed)

District 7: Yasmin Wagner* (unopposed)

At-Large Place 9: Carmen Tilton

ACC Board of Trustees

Place 7: Barbara Mink*

Place 8: Stephanie Gharakhanian

Place 9: Julie Ann Nitsch*

* denotes incumbent

Nov. 6 General Election

Travis County voters may vote at any "vote center" (where you see a "Vote Here/Aquí" sign). Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. You must be in line by that time to ensure your chance to vote.

VOTER ID: Texas law requires registered voters to show one of seven photo IDs (current or expired for no more than 4 years) issued by either the Texas Dept. of Public Safety or U.S. government. No photo ID is required when voting by mail. If a voter does not have photo ID, they may vote after signing a Reasonable Impediment Declaration and providing a form of supporting documentation. Visit for a list of acceptable forms of photo ID and supporting documentation.

Additional election info:

Travis Co.: or 512/238-VOTE(8683).

Williamson Co.: or 512/943-1630.

Hays Co.: or 512/393-7310.

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