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Voting Turnout Bad, But How Bad?
Finding precedents for an unprecedented election
"...Comparing election turnout, year on year, is part statistics, part voodoo. It's..."

Dec. 10, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Shade/Tovo Run-Off Sees Somewhat Improved Turnout
A rarity: run-off early voting better than general election, so far
"...for City Council, and they bring a surprise: Improved turnout compared to day one of last month's general election..."

June 7, 2011 News Post by Ramon Martinez

Primary Update: GOP Winning Turnout Race
First four days show weak voter interest
"...so far voter apathy has won the day as turnout barely crawls into single digits...."

May 18, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Election Day One: Turnout Low, Slow
Little sign of unified election day boost
"...seems those hopes may have been optimistic for overall turnout, but it's a good sign for municipal engagement...."

Oct. 20, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Early Turnout Low As Always
Council elections tracking close to 2008 numbers
"...After four days of early voting, turnout in the May 12 council elections has staggered into..."

May 4, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Voter Turnout Timeline
"...This timeline shows voter turnout, by percentage, in every Austin City Council election since..."

June 25, 1999 News Feature

Voter Turnout
"...president, they won't vote for anything, which means the turnout figures shown on the chart are the realistic ceilings..."

Nov. 24, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Low Turnout or Bad Law?: Voter ID Effects Uncertain
Turnout boost heaviest in counties with local referendums
"...The turnout numbers from the Nov. 5 election recall the gnomic..."

Nov. 15, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Turnout in the Council Races
Lots of "undervoting" in the 10-1 races
"...While the official turnout citywide was a bit over 40%, about a fifth..."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Feature

Party With a Mission: Raise East Austin Turnout
Southwest Key offers music, refreshments, and voting
"...East Austin historically has the lowest voter turnout in Travis County. We received this press release for..."

Oct. 21, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

AISD & ACC: Low Turnout rules
The AISD and ACC boards take shape
"...Dismal turnout was the story of the night everywhere, but nowhere..."

Dec. 19, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Early Not-Voting Turnout
Voters head to polls in tiny, tiny droves
"...Travis County, not just Austin. In fact, the highest turnout was not in Austin, but at the Randalls grocery..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Low Voting Machine Turnout
Travis County to share voting machines in wake of Harris County fire
"...voters here – Travis still has about 2,000 machines. "Turnout in the past two gubernatorial races has been around..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Low Voter Turnout
"...whom it may concern, Big news today. Low voter turnout. Fine print: Thousands of voters didn't know where to..."

March 11, 2004 Postmarks

Counter-Protesters Outnumber Puny Turnout for March Against Far-Left Violence

Aug. 20, 2018 Photo Gallery

ACC: Low Turnout, High Stakes

Dec. 5, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

District 10: Taxes and Turnout

Dec. 5, 2014 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Huge Turnout Postpones Meeting

Nov. 19, 1999 News Feature by Mike Jasper

Austin @ Large: Where Was Everybody?
Austin's population is going up, but its voting population is in decline.
"...still embarrassing to the civically inclined that our voter turnout is among the lowest of any major American city...."

May 17, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: A Numbers Game
Low turnout means the results of the run-offs can be hard to predict
"...voting are about what you might expect: The total turnout for the first three days (which include a bump..."

Dec. 5, 2014 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Beside the Point: Run-Off 101
Morrison won the City Council run-off, but apparently only 4.99% of you care
"...Obama or Meeker variety) would lead to a high turnout in Saturday's council Place 4 run-off election between Cid..."

June 20, 2008 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Simultaneous Votegasm
Early voting sets midterm records here and throughout Texas
"...then we’ll see if this votegasm signifies higher total turnout or is just cannibalizing the Election Day vote, as..."

Oct. 30, 2018 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

May 29 is Primary Day
Early voting rises late in Travis County before election day
"...of Democrats hitting Friday's ballot boxes, but with total turnout in tomorrow's May 29 primaries still only just cracking..."

May 28, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Early Voting: Here Comes the Avalanche
First day totals almost five times that of 2004 primary
"...year's Democratic presidential race would produce an equally huge turnout at the polls: "I feel like we're running ahead..."

Feb. 20, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

The Story Behind the "I'm So Gonna Vote" Stickers
How a sandlot baseball club got inspired to turn out the vote
"...Sanders and his team headlong into a statewide voter turnout movement...."

Sept. 27, 2018 News Post by Hannah Wisterman

Travis County Voting Boom Means Extra Booths
Elections division meets demand with semi-permanent mobile location
"...Early voting turnout isn't just high; it's so high that the Travis..."

Oct. 31, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Early Voting Low, Election Day Energized
Crunching some numbers in Travis County elections
"...far, the county and campaigns have been indicating extraordinary turnout for election day, which is good news after a..."

March 1, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Voter Empowerment?
Austin's ThinkVoting has an app for that
"...early voting suggests it will indeed be a big turnout. For a nonpresidential election. In Texas...."

Oct. 23, 2014 News Post by Greg Harman

Primary Run-Off Results: Early Voting Day Two
Travis County break the magical 1% mark. Champagne for everyone!
"...run-off continues on the brisk side of terrible, with turnout inching its way to 1.39% of registered voters in..."

July 25, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

TDH: 6/10/11
Tovo's robocall & tonight's run-off forum
"...five days of early voting attesting to surprisingly semi-decent turnout, it’s clear the Place 3 run-off has succeeding in..."

June 10, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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