Your Guide to Voting and Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday is March 3, 2020

That is the day of the Democratic and Republican primaries for major races including the nominations for the 2020 presidential election.

Early voting in person for local elections begins on February 18th and ends on February 28, 2020.

REGISTER TO VOTE EARLY

In order to be eligible to vote in Texas, you must be registered to vote at your current address 30 days in advance of the election date. That deadline date is February 3, 2020 for the March Primary. If you’ve moved since the last time you voted, don’t put it off.

You cannot register to vote online in Texas. Sorry! The form itself requires an actual live signature, not an electronic one.

VOTING BY MAIL

If you’re over 65 or disabled, you can request to vote by mail once for all the elections in 2020. If you are out of county and will be so for the voting process, you can petition to mail in vote, but you’ll have to prove that this is the case.

SUPER TUESDAY (PRIMARIES):  MARCH 3rd

On March 3rd, Texas joins 13 other states and people abroad in voting for their party’s (Democratic or Republican) proposed presidential candidates in 2020.

On Super Tuesday, you can also vote for your party’s candidates in all contested races at all levels of government all the way down the ticket. (The exceptions are races with incumbents with no opponents.) In races with candidates from only one party, the winner on Super Tuesday will win the seat since they will have no opposition in November.

Texas doesn’t register voters by party.  So, you can choose which party’s primary you wish to vote in.  However, you can’t switch to the other party for the run-off races, so exercise caution. You can vote for either party candidate in the general election. 

RECALL TIMELINES

Ideally our recall campaign will have all the required signatures by mid-March to recall Mayor Adler and the five council members (Harper Madison D1, Renteria D3, Kitchen D5, Ellis D8 & Tovo D9). 

The required recall petitions will be submitted to the Austin City Clerk for certification.  Once certified, the recalled Council Members will have 5 days to resign.  If they do not resign, the City Clerk will be required to place a referendum item on the next regular election ballot.

The referendum ballot item will be simple.  Vote ‘YES’ and that Council Member is removed.  Vote ‘No’ and that Council Member remains in office.  New candidates for the open council seats will need to come forward by July and will be on the November ballot in addition to the candidates for D2, D4, D6, D7 and D9 which were already scheduled for the fall ballot.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If this campaign is successful, Austin voters will have an opportunity to vote for an entirely new city council and mayor in November 2020.  (This would be a historical event in American politics!)

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Well, that’s up to you.  

There are many ways you can do to make a difference. Please help us coordinate this effort by circulating petitions, assisting with data entry and notarizing documents, or helping with other campaign tasks.  Or support this campaign financially.  Donations of any size from anywhere in the United States are also needed.

Help us effect change. Do something today.
Contact us at voter@ourtownaustin.org for more information on how to get involved.

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