The voter registration deadline for the May election is April 6. Eligible residents may register through the Travis County Tax Office, either at its main facility at 2433 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, or at any of its satellite locations. Austinites may also apply to register to vote using the county's online form.
Any Travis County residents who are U.S. citizens and will be at least 18 years old by election day are eligible to vote, provided they are not a convicted felon serving their sentence or mentally incapacitated as declared by a court.
More information is available by calling 512-854-9473, emailing [email protected], or by visiting the county's elections and voting website.
Early voting will run daily from April 24-May 2, ahead of election day on May 6. Early voting and election day polling locations are spread throughout the city.
The city ballot includes two items, Proposition A and Proposition B, that feature similar language but were produced by different organizations and would result in different outcomes for Austin's policing policies. Proposition A was promoted by the criminal justice political group Equity Action, while Proposition B was supported by the Austin Police Association-backed Voters for Oversight and Police Accountability.
The ballot measures include:
- Proposition A: "Shall the voters of Austin adopt an initiated ordinance, circulated by Equity Action, that will deter police misconduct and brutality by strengthening the City's system of independent and transparent civilian police oversight?"
- Proposition B: "Shall the voters of Austin adopt an initiated ordinance, circulated by Voters for Oversight and Police Accountability, that will strengthen the City’s system of independent and transparent civilian police oversight?"