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Elections

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Austinites may soon be able to directly support candidates through voucher donations

When it comes to political campaigning, it’s no secret that Austin has funding inequalities. Some fear these funding inequalities have fostered a lack of engagement among voters that has helped lead to the city’s notorious low turnout at the polls.Responding…

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Jack Craver

Crowded field of candidates emerges to challenge Troxclair in Southwest Austin

In addition to Mayor Steve Adler, five City Council members are up for re-election this November. In three of those races – District 9, District 5 and District 3 – nobody has yet declared their intention of running against the…

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Former Council Member Laura Morrison to run against Adler for mayor

Austin Mayor Steve Adler has his first official challenger in the race for mayor in November.Former City Council Member Laura Morrison announced in an email Monday that she will run against Adler for the city’s top elected position.“I’m running for…

Monday, December 11, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Community activist launches campaign for District 1 seat

Council Member Ora Houston is the first representative of the city’s first district and she’s also the first incumbent to draw a serious challenger in the 2018 election.Last Monday afternoon in East Austin, community activist Lewis Conway Jr. announced his…

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by Jack Craver

Should city elections be moved to odd years?

Some political leaders and activists in Austin believe the city would be better off if elections for City Council did not coincide with higher-profile campaigns for president, governor and Congress.At a meeting of the Charter Review Commission on Nov. 13,…

Friday, January 13, 2017 by Sarah Morris, Nucleus Learning Network

Nucleus Learning Network Data Vis Series: Exploring the election

Join Sarah Morris, a librarian who co-directs an educational nonprofit called Nucleus Learning Network, as she explores data visualization in a new series. So much of this past election season was spent poring over maps: from electoral college projections to historic…

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