Two City Council races – District 6 and District 10 – will be on the ballot, as well as the races for District 5 and At-large Place 8 on the Austin ISD Board of Trustees.
Election Day: Tuesday, December 15, 7am-7pm
In-person early voting: Dec. 3-11. Mon.-Sat., 7am-7pm; Sun., noon-6pm.
Ballot By Mail
The last day to request a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked): Friday, Dec. 4.
To vote by mail, you must first apply for a ballot. The Travis County Elections Division only sends out applications or ballots on specific request from a voter. Download a ballot application here; for more info on vote-by-mail, visit the Travis County Clerk's Office elections webpage. You may also request a ballot application online at the Texas Secretary of State's website and an application will be mailed to you.
To check the status of your ballot application, visit www.votetravis.com, scroll to the bottom of the page, and choose the "BBM Status" button.
You may submit your application by mail, email, fax, or in person. If you submit your application by fax or email, it must also be sent by mail and received in the County Clerk's office within four business days of your electronic submission (see email, fax, and mailing address below). If you submit your application in person, you must deliver it in person before the first day of early voting, Dec. 3, at the County Clerk’s Office at 5501 Airport Blvd.
Mail: Dana DeBeauvoir
Travis County Clerk – Elections Division
PO Box 149325
Austin, TX 78714-9325
Deadline to turn in your completed ballot: Dec. 15, postmarked; Dec. 16, received
If you applied for a ballot but have decided to vote in person instead, here are the steps you’ll need to take to vote: If you already received a ballot, you may bring it to a polling location to surrender it to a voting clerk. There, you'll sign a form requesting cancellation of the ballot by mail and then vote normally at the polls. If you don't bring the mail ballot, you'll have to sign an affidavit saying you didn't mark and mail in the ballot; you'll then vote provisionally.
Still not sure who you're voting for? You can check out our endorsements for a rundown of who we like on the local ballot. A streamlined list of our endorsements on one easy-to-print page is available here.