Voters Guide Now Available!

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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 www.VOTE411.org 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 Vote411.org, 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.

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Early Voting Has begun in Texas!

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Early voting is underway throughout Texas. Each county is responsible for administering their voting. Below are links to early voting and November 8th voting information for five central Texas counties around the Austin metro area.

 

Travis County www.ivoteearly.com
Williamson County www.wilco.org/CountyDepartments/Elections
Hays County www.co.hays.tx.us
Bastrop County www.bastropvotes.org/election-information-2
Caldwell County www.co.caldwell.tx.us/Caldwell_County/ElectionInformation

 

Early Voting Locations in Travis County:

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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

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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.

Candidate Forums & Video Replays

LWV Forums-1001Austin City Council Candidate Forums have already begun. You can see the schedule for future events and view the video replay and read the Austin American-Statesman coverage for the past events here.

Austin Community College (ACC) will have a single Candidate Forum for the twelve candidates running for all four Places on their board of trustees on September 29. Details of the event and video replays are here.

Voter Registration and Voter Turnout PSA Contest

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Vote for Your Favorite!

All the entries are in and what a fantastic group of videos we have. All 24 of the entries will be judged and ranked in categories by professionals, but you can vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

Click here to watch all the videos and vote for your favorite before end of day September 28. The videos are only 15, 30, and 60 seconds each, so it doesn’t take long to watch them all. You’ll enjoy seeing the talent and expertise exhibited by these young videographers.

And congratulations to everyone who invested their time and skills to enter the contest!