Elections

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Monday, October 12, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

District 4: An incumbent and two challengers

After briefly weighing a state Senate run, Austin City Council Member Greg Casar is seeking reelection once again, facing challengers from his ideological right and left. Louis C. Herrin III and Ramesses II Setepenre are running against Casar to represent…

Monday, October 12, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

Leslie Pool, Morgan Witt face off in District 7 Council race

In the least crowded field of the five Council elections this fall, Leslie Pool, the incumbent, is facing only one challenger, newcomer Morgan Witt, to represent North Austin’s District 7 on Austin City Council. Pool is one of the original…

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