How Your Vote Can Help Austin’s Trails and Clean Transportation in 2020

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On August 13th, Austin City Council took a historic step to expand Austin’s trail system. CM Paige Ellis led City Council to add a $460 million safe mobility bond to the ballot in November!

Included in this bond is the single largest contribution to Austin’s trails system in history, with $80 million dedicated to building out Austin’s Tier 1 Urban trails identified in the Urban Trails Master Plan. Austin Parks Foundation partnered with Austin Outside to advocate for this bond package, and we’re thrilled with the success!

This historic investment in our city's urban trail system will provide active transportation opportunities across Austin. We're asking that you vote YES to Proposition B on November 3rd. Check out what a $460 million safe mobility bond (Prop. B) can do for Austin's urban trail system!

We're also excited about the cleaner, greener transportation opportunities presented by Capital Metro's Project Connect! With new high-capacity bus and rail lines, our city's public transportation will be better equipped to get Austinites where they're going while keeping cars off the road. We're also asking that you vote YES to Proposition A on November 3rd! Here's more info on how Prop. A can do for Austin's public transportation!

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Be sure to Register to Vote by October 5th!

In order to vote in the November 2020 election in Texas, you must register to vote by Monday, October 5th! Be sure to check the status of your voter registration here or register to vote in Texas here!

Don't forget to Take the 2020 U.S. Census!

Data from the U.S. Census helps determine how and where billions in federal dollars will go as well as the amount of seats in Congress needed to represent your state and community each year.

It's not too late to take the 2020 Census! The good news is that it's quick and easy and can be done online, by mail or by phone. Ensure that you and your family will be represented and get more information on taking the 2020 Census here!

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Voting Early: What You Need to Know

Early voting in Travis County will begin Tuesday, October 13th and end Friday, October 30th!

Voting Early in Person

Planning to vote early and in person? Be sure to check your voter registration and find an early voting polling location in Travis County ahead of time!

If you're voting in person, please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing as much as you can. Here's what you'll need to bring with you to the polling location!

Voting by Mail/Absentee Ballot

In order to vote by mail in Texas, you must meet one of the following conditions: 

  • be 65 years or older;
  • be sick or disabled;
  • be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
  • be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.

 Do you meet any of the above conditions? Make sure to apply for an absentee ballot by October 23rd. More information about voting early by mail here!

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Voting on Election Day: What You Should Bring

Headed to the polls on election day? Be sure to check your voter registration ahead of time! Polling locations for election day will be announced as the election gets closer, but check out the full list of Early Polling Locations for Travis County

Here's what you need to bring with you to the polling location:
Bring a valid Photo ID:
  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) issued by DPS
  • U.S. Military ID Card containing the person’s photograph
  • U.S. Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • U.S. Passport
Don't have a valid Photo ID?

You can still vote by (1) signing a declaration at the polls explaining why you're unable to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID and (2) one of the supporting documents below.

Supporting Documents:
  • Valid Voter Registration Certificate
  • Certified Birth Certificate (must be an original)
  • Copy of or original current utility bill
  • Copy of or original bank statement
  • Copy of or original government check
  • Copy of or original paycheck
  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)