Here’s a guide to casting your ballot in the Lake Travis-Westlake area

Early voting for the May 1 election runs April 19-27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Early voting for the May 1 election runs April 19-27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Early voting for the May 1 election runs April 19-27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Texas kicked off early voting April 19 for the upcoming May 1 election. From local school boards to mayoral races, Community Impact Newspaper compiled voting information for the Lake Travis-Westlake area.

Candidate Q&A's, voting information, election results and more can be found at

Voting dates

  • April 19: First day of early voting

  • April 20: Last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked)

  • April 27: Last day of early voting

  • May 1: Election day

  • May 1: Last day to receive ballot by mail (unless late-arriving deadline applies)

Polling locations

Lake Travis-Westlake residents can vote at any open polling location within Travis County. There are three early-voting and eight election day locations in the Lake Travis-Westlake region.

Who is on the ballot

This sample ballot is not comprehensive. A full list of city of Austin and Bee Cave propositions can be found online at and the Travis County clerk’s website.


Eanes ISD board of trustees Place 5

Jennifer Champagne*

Jennifer Stevens

Eanes ISD board of trustees Place 4

Nigel Stout

James Spradley*

Lake Travis ISD board of trustees Place 2

Kara Bell

Lauren White*

Lake Travis ISD board of trustees Place 1

Phillip E. Davis

Todd Taylor

Spike McBride

Lakeway mayor

Alain Babin

Tom Kilgore

Lakeway City Council

Keith Trecker

Steven Clark

Sanjeev Kumar

Kelly Brynteson

Gretchen Vance

Bee Cave City Council

Joann Taylor

Kevin Hight*

Andrew Clark*

Andrew Rebber

Andrea Willott*

City of Bee Cave special election

There are nine propositions on the ballot for voters living in the city of Bee Cave—a majority of which seek to update the city’s charter. A full list of propositions A through H can be found here.

City of Austin special election

Austin residents will have the opportunity to cast their ballot for eight special-election propositions. A full list of propositions A through H can be found here.

City of Lakeway Proposition A

The proposition would reauthorize a local sales and use tax in the city of Lakeway at the rate of 0.25% to provide revenue for the maintenance and repair of municipal streets.

Candidates Q&A's

School board elections

Eanes ISD board of trustees Place 4

Eanes ISD board of trustees Place 5

Lake Travis ISD board of trustees Place 1

Lake Travis ISD board of trustees Place 2

City council elections

Lakeway City Council

Bee Cave City Council

Lakeway mayor
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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Utility work is related to ongoing construction of a bypass of RM 2222 and RM 620. (Courtesy Fotolia)
TxDOT lane closure scheduled for RM 620 beginning May 9

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Stephanie Hayden-Howard will become an assistant city manager in Austin on May 10. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Role changes coming for health officials leading Austin-Travis County COVID-19 efforts

Dr. Desmar Walkes will take over as Austin's next medical director and local health authority as Dr. Mark Escott and Stephanie Hayden-Howard transition to new roles with the city.

Leander ISD admin building
Leander ISD board approves 2% raise for district staff in 2021-22 school year

If financial parameters are met, the increase could be raised to 3% or additional one-time stipends could be approved in the future.

The convenience store chain is known for its Slurpees and self-serve soda fountains. (Courtesy 7-Eleven)
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