Austin City Council: Endorsements and Early Voting Locations!

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Polls are now open for the 2012 Austin City Council elections! Early voting runs from April 30 to May 8.

Wrapping up endorsement season, Austin's print publications weighted in, endorsing as follows:

Austin Chronicle:

Mayor: Lee Leffingwell and Brigid Shea

Place 2: Mike Martinez

Place 5: Bill Spelman

Place 6: Sheryl Cole

Read them here.
Austin American-Statesman

Mayor: Lee Leffingwell

Place 2: Mike Martinez

Place 5: Bill Spelman

Place 6: Sheryl Cole

Read them here and here.
The Daily Texan

Mayor: Lee Leffingwell

Place 2: Mike Martinez

Place 5: Bill Spelman

Place 6: Sheryl Cole

Read them here.

Before you vote, catch up on Burnt Orange Report's coverage of the 2012 Austin City Council elections:

  • For a recap of the labor, public safety, and Democratic club endorsements, my colleague Karl-Thomas Musselman has done the work of compiling them here, here, here, and here.

  • Catch up on the controversy surrounding Brigid Shea's bid on a 2002 Water Treatment Plant 4 contract, and information that she may have been acting as a lobbyist without registering as one. Read those stories here and here.


  • Want to see the BOR PAC / CAAAD poll on the Mayor's race? Find that here. How about our BOR reader poll? Find out who won that here.
  • Want to read the candidates' answers to the 2012 Democratic multi-club questionnaire? (Seriously worth a read before you vote, if you haven't already made up your mind, and even if you have, for the sheer entertainment value.) Find those here.

Want to vote? Great! Early Voting locations are listed below the jump.Click here to download a PDF of Early Voting locations.

Click here to download a PDF of mobile voting locations.

Below are the early voting locations for the May 12th Municipal elections here in Austin. Early voting runs Monday April 30 – Tuesday May 8.

About Author

Katherine Haenschen

Katherine Haenschen is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, where she studies political participation on digital media. She has previously managed successful candidate, issue, voter registration, and GOTV campaigns in Austin. In addition to serving as the president of Austin Young Democrats, she is also UCONN's #1 fan in Texas.

3 Comments

  1. Partying Hard
    We are gonna be Partying Hard the night of May 12th.  Two Runoffs and Two Upsets are my call.  The Runoffs will be for Mayor and Place 5.  See if you can guess what the Two Upsets will be…

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