The following post is a copy of what was sent via the membership email list.
This contains everything you should need to be prepared to vote on July 14. Please scroll all the way through. It has 3 parts,
- voter resources
- voter deadlines
- union endorsements of candidates
For a clear understanding of who’s on the July 14 Ballot and to print a sample ballot based on your address, Texas runoff election: Who’s on the ballot | The Texas Tribune
Polling places will NOT be at grocery stores. They will be a county facilities instead. To find out where your polling place is, check you are registered to vote, and check key election dates visit, Am I Registered?
There will also be new voting system,
Travis County Clerk – Meet Your New Voting System
To find out how Travis County is preparing for voting,
Texas July Runoff Election: What to know to vote | kvue.com
If you want to vote by mail, print off this application. It has to be received by July 2, 2020. https://countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/images/pre/pdf_tc_elections_ABBM_2018.pdf
The League of Women Voters has a good piece on voting by mail here, League Of Women Voters Austin Area – Empowering voters. Defending democracy.
And, here is the Austin League of Women Voters Voter’s Guide with information on the candidates running for election,
Everything You Need to Vote – Vote.org
Texas AFL-CIO and Austin Central Labor Council Endorsements
Endorsements are voted on by union members affiliated with their state and local AFL-CIO.
Special election Senate District 14:
No action: Sarah Eckhardt and Eddie Rodriquez
Dual endorsement MJ Hegar and Royce West
U.S. House runoffs:
District 3 Dual endorsement Sean McCaffity and Lulu Seikaly
District 10 Mike Siegel
District 13 No endorsement (Greg Sagan and Gus Trujillo)
District 17 David Anthony Jaramillo
District 24 Dual endorsement Kim Olson and Candace Valenzuela
District 31 Donna Imam
Statewide: Railroad Commissioner runoff:
Roberto “Beto” Alonzo
State Board of Education runoffs:
District 6 No endorsement (Kimberly McLeod and Michelle Palmer)
Texas Senate runoffs:
District 19 Xochil Pena Rodriguez
District 27 No endorsement (Sara Stapleton Barrera and Eddie Lucio, Jr.)
Texas House runoffs
District 26 No endorsement (L. Sarah DeMerchant and Suleman Lalani)
District 67 No endorsement (Tom Adlair and Lorenzo Sanchez)
District 100 Lorraine Birabil
District 119 No endorsement (Elizabeth “Liz” Campos and Jennifer Ramos)
District 138 Dual endorsement Akilah Bacy and Josh Wallenstein
District 142 Jerry Davis
District 148 Penny Shaw
Travis County runoffs:
County Court at Law 4 No Action Margaret Chen Kercher and Dimple Malhotra
District Attorney No Action Jose Garza and Margaret Moore
County Attorney No Action Laurie Eiserloh and Delia Garza
Commissioner’s Court Precinct 3 Valinda Bolton
- No action means affiliated local unions are free to endorse their own candidate.
- No endorsement means the candidate did not seek endorsement from our state and local AFL-CIO.
- Dual endorsement means affiliated locals should support both candidates and leave it to individual members to choose which of the two endorsed candidates to vote for.
Rachel Magee, President.