Tag Archives: November 2020 elections

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…

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 North…

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 members…

Friday, October 9, 2020 by Jo Clifton

District 2 race features four new faces

When Delia Garza, who has represented City Council District 2 for the last six years, starts her new job as Travis County attorney in January, there will be a fresh face in the seat representing Southeast Austin. All four of…

Friday, October 9, 2020 by Samuel King

Here’s where Austin City Council candidates stand on the transportation ballot measures

KUT and the Austin Monitor wrapped up a series of forums this week with the candidates for five City Council seats. Among the issues discussed were the candidates’ stances on two transportation-related ballot measures.Proposition A asks voters to raise property…

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Money flows into quiet races for Council

All Austin City Council candidates are required to file a campaign finance report 30 days before the election. Most of the candidates for the Nov. 3 election filed their reports Monday or a few days before. Despite the pandemic, there…

Thursday, October 1, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Travis County officials plan to fight governor’s order limiting drop-off sites for mail-in ballots

Travis County officials say they plan to fight Gov. Greg Abbott’s order limiting the number of locations where voters may hand-deliver their mail-in ballots.Abbott announced the order Thursday, the same day local election officials opened the four drop-off sites.“Under this…

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 by Savana Dunning

AISD establishes 2020 Election Day as school holiday

Austin Independent School District students now have Election Day off this year following a decision by the AISD Board of Trustees to declare Tuesday, Nov. 3, a school holiday.The board voted to amend the 2020-21 school calendar at its Sept.…

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by Matt Largey

Who’s running for Austin City Council? Join us for a series of forums to hear from the candidates.

Five seats on the Austin City Council are up for election this November.What do you want the candidates to be talking about as they try to earn your vote?We’re teaming up with KUT News for a series of virtual City…

Friday, September 11, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Aquifer conservation district: Larsen ‘still not finished,’ Williams ready to start

“After 18 years I’m still not finished,” proclaims Robert (Bob) Larsen, who is running for reelection to the board of directors of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District in November. Challenging Larsen for the Precinct 4 seat is Christy Williams,…

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County anticipates spending additional $3M for November elections

From social distancing restrictions to post office controversy, this year’s presidential election is facing unprecedented challenges. Despite the hurdles, Travis County has worked out a plan to ensure that the county’s 833,000 registered voters have access to safe and smoothly…

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Project Connect: Council to consider equity metrics

Included in the $7.1 billion Project Connect proposal for Nov. 3 is $300 million for affordable housing and neighborhood-level displacement prevention strategies along transit corridors. On Thursday, City Council will vote on a resolution further clarifying that impacted neighborhoods are…

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County plans for drive-thru voting drop-off for mail-in ballots

November’s presidential election is fast approaching and the Travis County Clerk’s Office is working diligently to ensure county residents have safe and well-functioning access to voting, both in-person and by mail-in ballot.To provide the required safety measures and necessary infrastructure…

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City Council candidates discuss growth, segregation and the land use code

The Nov. 3 election is set to shape the future of transportation in Austin, but it could also shift City Council’s 7-4 divide on housing and density in the Land Development Code rewrite. While the effort is now tied up…

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Staff memo spells out options, tight time frame for Council’s push for active transit bond

City staff members have expressed concern to City Council over direction to put together a bond proposal for the November election that would look to generate $750 million to fund sidewalks, trails and other “active transportation” improvements.Last week Council approved…

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