Central Austin elections: Here's what will be on the ballot in November

The candidate filing deadline for local elections passed on Aug. 17, meaning residents now know the names and the local ballot propositions that will appear on the fall ballot. Gov. Greg Abbott has extended early voting for the period for the election, which will now start Oct. 13 and run through Oct. 30. Here's what will appear on the local ballot.

Austin City Council: Twenty candidates have filed for five positions on the dais, including four incumbents running to retain their seats.

Austin ISD board of trustees: Four of the nine positions on the board will turn over, with no incumbents choosing to re-run to retain their seats on the board this fall. In one race, District 3, University of Texas at Austin professor Kevin Foster is running uncontested.

Austin Proposition A–Project Connect: City voters will decide whether to fund a $7.1 billion investment in public transportation that includes two light-rail lines, an underground rail station downtown and a new commuter rail line. About 55% of the plan is expected to be funded locally, with the rest coming from federal dollars.

Austin Proposition B—Transportation Bond: The city is asking voters for approval to borrow $460 million that would pay for new bike lanes, sidewalks, traffic safety projects, capital improvements and more.


Austin Community College board of trustees: Just one incumbent, Mark Williams, faces a challenge. He will face challenger Dana Walker.

Place 1: Mark Williams*, Dana Walker

Place 2: Gigi Edwards-Bryant*

Place 3: Nan McRaven*

*incumbent

Travis County judge: The Travis County Democratic and Republican parties each named nominees to succeed now-State Sen. Sarah Eckhardt in mid-August. Andy Brown will be the Democratic nominee against Republican Michael Lovins.

Other county, statewide and federal positions: Find a final list of candidates in Austin and Travis County following the July 14 primary runoff elections here.
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at jflagler@communityimpact.com


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