Vote for Steve Adler for Austin Mayor on Election Day

HOW TO VOTE IN AUSTIN

How do I make sure I vote Steve Adler for Mayor on my ballot?

Please go all the way through the ballot so you can vote Steve Adler for Mayor! There are many races on the ballot before the Mayor’s race.

Remember that Mayor is a non-partisan race, so selecting a straight party ticket will not place a vote in the Mayor’s race.

If you live in Williamson County, it’s possible the Mayor’s race can be the 32nd race you can vote in. If you live in Travis County, it’s possible the Mayor’s race can be nearly the 50th race you can vote in.

It’s a long ballot, so make sure you go all the way through and select Steve Adler! Steve is the eighth and last candidate listed for Mayor.

Where are the election day polling locations?

Travis County election day voting locations are available at these websites:

Interactive Map – http://traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/Content.do?code=E.49

PDF Version – http://traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/content/images/polling_locations/pdf_tc_elections_2014.11.04_G14_EDAY.pdf

Williamson County election day voting locations are available at this website: http://www.wilco.org/default.aspx?tabid=3759

Where are the early voting polling locations?

Travis County early voting and mobile early voting locations are available at these websites:

Interactive Map – http://traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/Content.do?code=E.4

PDF Version (Early Voting only) – http://traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/content/images/polling_locations/pdf_tc_elections_2014.11.04_G14_EV_Perm.pdf

PDF Version (Mobile Early Voting) – http://traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/content/images/polling_locations/pdf_tc_elections_2014.11.04_G14_Mobile.pd

Williamson County election day voting locations are available at this website: http://www.wilco.org/default.aspx?tabid=3759

Where are the election day polling locations?

Travis County election day voting locations are available at these websites:

Interactive Map – http://traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/Content.do?code=E.49

PDF Version – http://traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/content/images/polling_locations/pdf_tc_elections_2014.11.04_G14_EDAY.pdf

Is Voter ID in effect? What do I need to show when I am at a polling location so I may vote?

Voter ID is in effect for this election.

A voter will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before the voter will be permitted to cast a vote:

Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS

Texas personal identification card issued by DPS

Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS

United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph

United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph

United States passport

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented at the polling place.

Election identification certificates (EIC) are now available only for voters who do not already have a required form of photo identification. There is no fee for the certificate.

The following are drivers license locations where you can obtain your EIC. All these locations have special hours Saturdays specifically for obtaining your 10am – 2pm from October 11, 2014 – November 8, 2014.

Austin-North Lamar Office, 6121 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78752, 512-424-2076 – Open M-Th 7:30-6pm, F 7:30-5pm

Austin-Pflugerville Mega Center, 216 E. Wells Branch Parkway, Pflugerville, TX 78660, 512-486-2800 – Open M-F 8am-5pm

Austin-South Office, 6425 South IH-35 #180, Austin, TX 78744, 512-444-5241 – Open M 8am-5pm, Tu 8am-6pm, W-F 8am-5pm

Austin-Northwest Office, 13730 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78750, 512-506-2835 – Open M 8am-5pm, Tu 8am-6pm, W-F 8am-5pm

To review frequently asked questions and answers, visit http://votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/need-id/

Can I vote at any polling location during early voting October 20-31 and election day November 4?

Yes and no. You can vote at any polling location, but only within the County you are registered to vote. To find out what County you are in, go here:  http://www.austintexas.gov/GIS/CouncilDistrictMap

How do I find out what early voting polling locations and election day polling locations are closest to the address I am registered at?

For Travis County:

Go to this website, enter your information, and click on the “look me up” button: http://www.votetravis.com

Then, scroll down, you will see the 5 closest early voting locations to you. If you want to find the 5 election day locations closest to you, click on the “Election Day Voting” tab.

For Williamson County:

Go to this website, enter your information, and click on the “Search” button: http://apps.wilco.org/elections

After you click the “Search” button, a list of matching names will appear below. Click on your name to view your voter information.

From here, you have three options for your “Nearest Polling Place:”

“From your home (based on the address we have on file)”

“From current location (GPS must be enabled)”

Enter an address for a custom location.

I am not sure if I can vote for Steve Adler in the Austin Mayor’s Race. How do I find out?

If you live in an Austin City Council District and if you are registered to vote in Austin at that address, then you can vote for Steve Adler for Mayor. Some voters live in Austin’s Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). Voters in the ETJ are not in an Austin City Council District and they cannot vote for Mayor.

How do I know if I live in an Austin City Council District so I can vote Steve Adler for Mayor?

Type in your address at this City of Austin Website to find your City Council District: http://www.austintexas.gov/GIS/CouncilDistrictMap/

If I am not sure if I am I registered to vote, how do I find out? And since voter registration and elections are done by County, how do I find out what County I live in?

If you do not know what County you live in, then use this website to find out what County you live in: http://www.austintexas.gov/GIS/CouncilDistrictMap/

If you live in Travis County, go to this website to check your registration  (Note: If you registered recently, you may not be in the County’s website yet.): http://www.votetravis.com

If you live in Williamson County, go to this website to check your registration (Note: If you registered recently, you may not be in the County’s website yet.): http://apps.wilco.org/elections/

Am I eligible to vote by mail, and if I am eligible, how do I apply?

Here are the requirements to vote by mail:

65 years of age or older

Out of the county during the entire election period (October 20-November 4)

Sick or disabled

Confined in jail, but eligible to vote

If you meet one of these requirements, you can:

print an application to vote by mail

Travis County vote by mail application: http://traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/content/images/pdf_tc_elections_ABBM_2014.pdf

Fill out the application (don’t forget to check the “Any resulting runoff” in 6a or 6b so you can automatically get a ballot for the December 16th runoff election, if there is one)

Put a stamp and place the application in the mail

Or fax the application to (512) 854-3969√

Williamson County vote by mail application (make sure you put in the outgoing address of Early Voting Clerk, PO Box 209, Georgetown, TX 78627): http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/5-15f.pdf

Fill out the application (don’t forget to check the “Any resulting runoff” in 6a or 6b so you can automatically get a ballot for the December 16th runoff election, if there is one)

Put a stamp and place the application in the mail

Or fax the application to (512) 943-1634

Counties can accept an application in person directly from the individual voter only before early voting begins (October 20).

Travis County: 5501 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Williamson County: 301 SE Inner Loop Ste 104, Georgetown, TX 78626

The last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, October 24.

There are additional possibilities for Military and Overseas Citizens. See the Military and Overseas Citizens question further down this FAQ for more info.

The Counties must receive your marked ballot by 7:00 pm on election day. However, If you are mailing your ballot from outside the United States, we must receive your ballot by the fifth day after election day.

How do I get my sample ballot?

For Travis County:

Go to this website, enter your information, and click on the “look me up” button: http://www.votetravis.com

Then, click on “View My Ballot.”

For Williamson County:

Go to this website, enter your information, and click on the “Search” button: http://apps.wilco.org/elections

After you click the “Search” button, a list of matching names will appear below. Click on your name to view your voter information.

From here, click on the “Click here for your sample ballot” button.

How do I use electronic ballot?

Travis and Williamson County use different electronic voting machines. Here are the instructional videos for both machines:

Travis County: http://vimeo.com/44667756

WIlliamson County: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL1yPa2AW1M&feature=youtu.be

Are there any provisions for Senior Voters and Voters with special needs?

There are many provisions to ensure that Seniors and Voters with Special Needs can vote:

electronic system accessibility

location accessibility

location assistance

use of an interpreter

curbside voting

For informations on what the provisions entail, please visit: http://www.votetexas.gov/voters-with-special-needs/

What if I am Military or an Overseas Citizens?

There are some advantages and disadvantages to using Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Some Military or an Overseas Citizens may want to use the regular vote by mail program because the program only is applicable to elections where there is a federal race, meaning that the December 16th runoff ballot would not be automatically mailed.

Visit http://www.fvap.gov/ for more information

To request a ballot via FPCA either:

go to http://www.fvap.gov/ to request a ballot

Or fill out the postage paid Federal Post Card Application at this website: http://traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/content/images/pdf_tc_elections_FPCA_Application_Form.pdf

If you are registered in Travis County, send to: Early Voting Clerk, P.O. Box 149325, Austin, TX 78714

If you are registered in Williamson County, send to: Early Voting Clerk, PO Box 209, Georgetown, TX 78627

Important FVAP dates:

October 28 is the deadline to request a ballot (received by).

Deadlines to return ballot:

Within U.S.: 7 PM, November 4, 2014

Outside U.S.

Received by November 10, 2014

Placed in delivery, 7 PM, November 4, 2014

This FAQ is long and confusing. I still have questions:

Steve Adler for Mayor Campaign

(512) 633-2251

[email protected]

Travis County Elections Division

(512) 238-VOTE (8683), 24-hour automated voice-response system

(512) 854-4996

[email protected]

Mail: Elections Division, Travis County Clerk, PO Box 149325, Austin, TX 78714-9325

Physical address: 5501 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751-1410

http://traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/Content.do?code=E.0

Williamson County Elections Department

(512) 943-1630

[email protected]

Mail: Williamson County Elections Department, PO Box 209, Georgetown, TX 78627

Physical Address: 301 SE Inner Loop Ste 104, Georgetown, TX 78626

http://www.wilco.org/CountyDepartments/Elections/tabid/450/language/en-US/Default.aspx

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