South Austin voter guide: See who is running, where and when to vote in the July 14 election

Early voting begins June 29 for the July primary runoff elections. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Early voting begins June 29 for the July primary runoff elections. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Early voting begins June 29 for the July primary runoff elections. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs residents have an opportunity to vote this month in local primary runoff elections as well as a special election for state Senate District 14.

Early voting for the July 14 elections began June 29 and will run through July 10, with polls closed July 3-4 for the Fourth of July holiday. Learn where and when you can vote as well as which candidates are on the current ballot bellow.

Polling locations and times


Travis County residents can participate in early voting at any of 20 locations across the county Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., according to the county. Additional voting locations will be open on election day July 14 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

In Hays County, there are six early voting locations where residents can cast ballots. According to Hays County, early voting will be open June 29-July 2 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., July 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and July 6-10 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

There will be 14 total election day locations open July 14 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for those who do not vote early.

The Travis County clerk’s office is recommending face masks for all voters to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In addition, voters are encouraged to keep 6 feet of distance, bring their own pen, and wash or sanitize their hands upon entry and exit of the polling location. Hays County has similar recommendations in place.


The following map shows early voting locations for both counties.Special election

A special election is being held to fill the vacant seat of former state Sen. Kirk Watson’s District 14. There are six candidates appearing on the ballot to serve the remainder of the term through 2022. A Q&A with the candidates can be found here.

State senator District 14


  • Sarah Eckhardt (D)

  • Don Zimmerman (R)

  • Jeff Ridgeway (I)

  • Eddie Rodriguez (D)

  • Pat Dixon (L)

  • Waller Thomas Burns II (R)



Primary runoff elections


July 14 runoff elections are being held to settle primary races for local and state seats. Runoffs are held because no candidate for an elected office received more than 50% of the vote in the March 3 primary election.

Democratic primary runoffs


U.S. senator


  • Royce West

  • Mary “MJ” Hegar


Railroad commissioner


  • Chrysta Casaneda

  • Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo


53rd Judicial District - district attorney


  • Jose Garza

  • Margaret Moore


County attorney


  • Laurie Eiserloh

  • Delia Garza


Travis County commissioner Precinct 3


  • Valinda Bolton

  • Ann Howard



Republican primary runoffs


U.S. representative District 35


  • Jenny Garcia Sharon

  • “Guillermo” William Hayward


State Board of Education, District 5


  • Lani Popp

  • Robert Morrow


State representative District 45


  • Kent “Bud” Wymore

  • Carrie Isaac


State representative District 47


  • Justin Berry

  • Jennifer Fleck

By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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