Early voting in Texas started yesterday and continues through Friday, November 4. A list of polling places in Travis Country can be found here. Besides the Presidential race, there are lots of state and local contests. Austin residents must also consider Proposition 1, the City of Austin 2016 Mobility Bond, to fund transportation and mobility improvements.
Bill and I voted at Austin City Hall around 9 AM on Monday morning. This location had 10 voting machines and plenty of poll workers. Eight people were ahead of us in line, but we were in-and-out in less than 15 minutes. We checked back in the late afternoon and counted ten people in line. Local news organizations are reporting that first-day early voting records were shattered in Travis County. According to the Travis County Clerk’s office, a total of 1,055 people voted yesterday at Austin City Hall.
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