Truncated Endorsements and Voting Info
For your pocket
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.
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*
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 www.traviscountyelections.org for a list of acceptable forms of photo ID and supporting documentation.
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.