Politics

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Jo Clifton

In the home stretch, candidates report on fundraising

With only one week to go until Election Day, candidates for City Council were busy Monday filing their eight-day reports. Some candidates are looking at Nov. 3 as the end of the campaign trail, while others have to consider the possibility…

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Travis County sees heavy turnout on early voting

Travis County voters have set an early voting record. County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir released figures late Tuesday showing that 35,873 voters cast ballots in person on Tuesday. In addition, the county received 22,577 mail ballots and 17 limited ballots. That’s…

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Early voting has begun in Texas. Here’s when and how your vote will be counted.

First things first: Most votes don’t get counted until Election Day. To be even more clear, those votes aren’t counted until the polls close that evening.That includes all types of ballots cast during the election – mail-in ballots, in-person early…

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

Three candidates challenge Flannigan in District 6 race

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan is facing three challengers – Jennifer Mushtaler, Mackenzie Kelly and Dee Harrison – to serve on Austin City Council’s District 6, which represents swaths of Northwest Austin.Flannigan has represented District 6 since 2017, when he defeated…

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

Crowded field competes for District 10 seat

District 10 voters will have no shortage of options for Austin City Council this fall.City Council Member Alison Alter is facing five challengers to represent West Austin’s District 10: Pooja Sethi, Robert Thomas, Jennifer Virden, Belinda Greene and Ben Easton. With…

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Claire McInerny

Four seats on the Austin ISD school board are up for election. Here’s who’s running.

Four seats on the nine-member board of the Austin Independent School District are up for election in November.The school board is a group of volunteers who oversee policies and finances in the district. They approve the yearly budget, hire and…

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