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Clerk’s office to draw for ballot order
The Austin City Clerk’s office will conduct the much-anticipated 2014 Ballot Draw on Wednesday afternoon at City Hall. The drawing will determine the order of candidates’ names on the November ballot for the mayoral and City Council elections. City Clerk Jannette Goodall will do the honors by randomly drawing candidate names by district. Officials expect the drawing to attract more interest than past ballot draws, since it is being held for the first election under the city’s new 10-1 single-member district system. The event is set for 1 p.m. in the Boards and Commissions Room, but if you can’t make it, you can catch it live on ATXN (Cable Channel 6) and on the city website.
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