The 2016 elections are not over yet. There are several races in Austin which have gone to a runoff because no one won the majority of the vote: two ACC board seats and one city council seat. Voter turnout at runoffs is historically low but these elections matter! Please get out and vote!
What’s on the ballot: Most Central Texas voters get to pick two board members for Austin Community College: Michael J. Lewis and Sean Hassan are competing for the Place 4 seat, while Guadalupe “Lupe” Sosa and Julie Ann Nitsch are vying for the remaining term in Place 9.
West Austin residents have a City Council contest in District 10 with incumbent Sheri Gallo facing challenger Alison Alter.
The hours and locations may have changed since the general election. Travis County had 30 early voting sites for the general election but will have 18 early voting sites for the runoff. Here’s a link to the Travis County Clerk’s website with information about the voting locations:
For this runoff, the Travis County Clerk’s Office expects 7 to 9 percent turnout — a fraction of the 65 percent turnout the county saw in the general election. Let’s prove them wrong and make sure our voices are heard!