AISD Bond Election Turnout Light, Early Voting Ends Today

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Turnout has been light, just 16,651 voters through Monday in Travis County for all local elections, the largest being a nearly billon dollar bond measure for the Austin Independent School District. That equates to a turnout of just 3.81% with today's final early votes and Saturday's Election Day votes being the last opportunities for AISD voters to weigh in on the future of the school district.

With unseasonably enjoyable weather (for May in Austin), attention has not been on the election. Devoid of Austin city council races which voters elected to move to November of 2014, the AISD bond campaign has been the only major show in town- and the most organized opposition to it seems to be the Statesman Editorial Board whose failure to endose the bonds this weekend went mostly unnoticed as Statesman content began slipping behind its new paywall.  The bonds have been endorsed by the Austin Chronicle, Burnt Orange Report, and the TCDP for perspective. Be sure to check out the new ad released by the pro-bond campaign Fix Austin Schools.

With hours left to vote, Travis County voters can cast ballots by 7PM at any of these early vote or mobile vote locations. This Saturday's 7AM-7PM Election Day polling locations are available here.



Disclosure: I began working on the bond campaign's digital ad strategy after Burnt Orange Report issued an endorsement.

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