Tag Archives: November 2020 elections

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Claire McInerny, KUT

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…

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…

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, KUT

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Monday, July 27, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council members consider merits of separate safe mobility bond

Responding to a concerted push from local mobility advocates, City Council has opened up the discussion about placing active mobility funds on the November ballot alongside the $7 billion-$10 billion public transit system Project Connect. Five weeks ago, a coalition…

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 by Andrew Weber, KUT

Group says it has enough signatures to put Austin’s homelessness ordinances on the November ballot

A GOP-backed group says it’s collected enough signatures to put a reversal of the city’s homeless ordinances on the ballot in November. Save Austin Now, a coalition led by longtime strategist and Travis County GOP Chair Matt Mackowiak, announced Monday…

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Push for 2021 charter amendments could make Austin a ‘strong mayor’ city

A new group of community activists and political insiders intends to push for amendments to the city charter that could bring about a change to a “strong mayor” form of government, along with other changes focused on increasing voter turnout…

Friday, July 17, 2020 by Jo Clifton

PAC readies to oppose rail bond

The political action committee Our Mobility Our Future, whose backers plan to oppose a proposition on the November ballot to fund the Project Connect transit system, reported this week that they had collected more than $98,000 during the reporting period…

Thursday, July 16, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Council candidates file campaign finance reports

Though the results of Tuesday’s election are still being tallied, Wednesday marked the day that campaign finance reports for City Council elections were due. In addition to casting their votes for president of the United States this year, Austin residents…

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