Travis County residents can once again cast their ballots this spring. The May 4 election includes school board and city council member races, disannexation propositions, park bonds and more depending on where voters live. The ballot also includes the first-ever Travis Central Appraisal District Board of Directors election.

Here’s what Travis County voters need to know before heading to the polls.

Dates to know
  • April 22-27: Early voting polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • April 23: Deadline to submit a mail-in ballot
  • Sunday, April 28: Early voting polls are open from noon-6 p.m.
  • April 29-30: Early voting polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • May 4: Election Day
What else?

Seven polling locations throughout the county will be open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on April 30. A list of the polling locations open late is available here.

Travis County residents can vote at any polling location within the county.

On the ballot

For the first time, Travis County’s ballot will include three positions for Travis Central Appraisal District’s Board of Directors. The election was mandated after Proposition 4 overwhelmingly passed in November. The proposition cut property taxes and added three elected positions to appraisal district boards in counties with populations over 75,000.

The TCAD Board hires the Chief Appraiser, approves the budget, approves contracts and sets general policies. A Q&A with the candidates is available here.

The ballot also includes six propositions for Austinites living in certain areas along the city’s outer edges. Residents in those six areas can vote to stay within city limits or leave and become independent townships. Some city fees and public services, such as trash pickup, police and fire, will change should they choose to disannex.

A Travis County sample ballot is available here.