Austin Area Rides to the Polls

Need a ride to the polls? Local transportation service providers are offering their assistance!

TechVotes, a coalition of local high-tech companies dedicated to voter engagement, offers a website featuring links for the major providers in the Austin area at Details on how to take advantage of the free or reduced rides will be found at those links. A big League Thank You to TechVotes and each of the providers!

Included are:

CapMetro – providing free rides on Oct. 24 and on Nov. 8

Yellow Cab – offering free rides during all of early voting (up to $35) and election day (up to $15) if you download and use the zTrip mobile app

RideAustin – offering first time riders up to a $10 credit using the code “TECHVOTES” throughout the voting period

Rideshare matching services – providing contact information for 3 websites or apps to match riders and drivers.

CARTS – The Capital Area Rural Transportation System, offering free rides for early voters on Tuesday, Nov. 1 and on election day

Check out the TechVotes Rides to the Polls website today for the above and others that may join in!

Thank you TechVotes for offering this valuable resource and for engaging so many companies in the tech community in voter registration and engagement!

We are proud of LWV Austin Area member, Paul Silver, who instigated the broad discussion calling for rides to the polls in Austin and the rest of the state. He has spurred on free or reduced rides from public transit providers, taxicab companies, transportation network companies, and others who are helping Make Democracy Work.

Voters Guide Now Available!

voters guide November 2016 english


The Voters Guide for the November 8, 2016 General Election is now available electronically on this webpage as a .pdf document. It will be published in the October 23rd Austin American-Statesman. The first day of early voting is Monday, October 24.

The Voters Guide covers five counties… Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson.

November 2016 Voters Guide for the General Election – English and Spanish.

Additional information can be accessed online at including candidate videos and races not in the printed version of the Voters Guide. VOTE411 allows users to enter an address and review all races specific to that address. You can make selections and print a copy of your sample ballot.

The English and Spanish versions of the Voters Guide have been updated to include the previous omissions noted below.


Note: We have been made aware that there are a couple of omissions in the attached files. Specifically, Travis County Commissioner for Precinct 3 (page 37) is missing all candidate information and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 (page 13-14) is missing two candidates; Lawrence “Larry” Meyers (Dem) and Adam King Blackwell Reposa (Green). The missing information is on, described above, and will be added to our online file shortly. We apologize for these omissions and are working with the Austin American-Statesman to rectify the situation.

A statement similar to the one below (but in Spanish) is in the Spanish Guide:

Each LWV organizational level contributes to the Voters Guide. LWV-US handles the Presidential race; LWV-TX addresses statewide candidates; and LWV-Austin does everything else in the Guide. When LWV-US provided the Presidential responses, it prohibited translation. We sought an alternative and found the language included. The Presidential candidate information in the Spanish Austin Guide comes courtesy of Voter’s Edge California, a partnership between the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and Maplight. We believed that a better solution than repeating the information in English in the Spanish Austin Guide.

Handy Dandy Guide to Voting Now Available

So much information all in one place! This one-page document answers many questions about voting in the November election and refers you to other on-line resources for more details. Click here to see it in English and Spanish and to download a .pdf document to distribute and print.

Handy Dandy Guide to voting in November election in Texas English

New Texas Voter ID Rules

every_vote_countsOn August 10, 2016, US District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi issued an order prescribing what Texas voters need to bring to the polls when they vote in person. The new procedures remain in effect until further Court notice.

New Procedures for Voting in Person

All citizens wishing to vote must still be on the official list of registered voters. For the November 8th election, the deadline to register is October 11th.

See the details about the new Teaxs voter ID rules here.