P. Terry’s in Westlake one of several atypical Nov. 3 polling locations

(Courtesy P. Terry's)
(Courtesy P. Terry's)

(Courtesy P. Terry's)

Among Travis County’s 177 polling locations for the Nov. 3 election are a few new locations that stand out.

Voters wanting to vote during lunch—and maybe grab lunch at the same time—can cast their ballot inside P. Terry’s Westlake at 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.

The burger restaurant plans to close its dining room to customers and convert it into a polling place. The kitchen and drive-thru will remain open, according to an employee.

Due to concerns about the pandemic, some previous polling locations did not offer their facilities for the Nov. 3 election, according to Victoria Hinojosa, a spokesperson for the Travis County Clerk’s Office.

“We had to get creative with polling locations this year,” said Hinojosa, who confirmed to Community Impact Newspaper that P. Terry’s in Westlake is serving as a polling location.


Although P. Terry’s will be the only fast-food establishment serving as a Travis County polling location Nov. 3, there are some eclectic businesses serving as voting locations:

  • Stressed out about the election season? Voters can participate in democracy and work on their breathing technique at Modo Yoga Studios at 7010 Easy Wind Drive, Ste. 130 A, Austin.

  • Voters can cast a ballot and squeeze in a quick nine holes at Lions Municipal Golf Course, 2901 Enfield Road, Austin.

  • Soon-to-be grooms or brides looking to simultaneously vote and scout a potential wedding venue may do so at Mercury Hall at 615 Cardinal Lane in Austin.

  • Voters who enjoy Austin's live music scene can vote at Emo's Austin at 2015 E. Riverside Drive.


A complete list of Nov. 3 polling locations is available at www.traviscountyelections.org.
By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin editions of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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