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Austin Early Voting: With These Totals, Your Vote Matters

Students smiling and laughing - but not voting - outside the Flawn Academic Center
Photo by Filipa Rodrigues for KUT News
Students smiling and laughing - but not voting - outside the Flawn Academic Center

Early voting in the Austin city elections is in full swing – i.e., characteristically low.

Turnout for Monday, April 30, the first day of early voting, shows a total of 2,174 votes. That’s only .37 percent of registered voters. One third of one percent.

Some areas are attracting more voters than others. North Austin’s Ben Hur Shriners Hall at 7811 Rockwood Ln., led the pack with 180 total votes. A Randall's grocery store in Northwest Austin, at Research Boulevard and Braker Lane, pulled in 175 votes. And the Travis County offices on Airport Boulevard nabbed 169 votes.

The location with the lowest early voter turnout is the Goodwill location in Northeast Austin, 1015 Norwood Park Blvd., with 21 votes for the day.

Early voting ends on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. There are 18 different locations where voters can cast an early ballot. You can find an early voting location in the map KUT News created below.

Election Day for Joint General and Special elections is scheduled for May 12.

View Austin Early Voting Locations in a larger map

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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