AUSTIN (KXAN) - Monday marked the beginning of the end for political races and local agendas.
Who's on the ballot?
- Democratic President Barack Obama
- Republican Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor
- Libertarian Gary Johnson
- Green Party candidate Jill Stein
Early voting polling locations
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What's on the ballot?
Voters will also be making important local decisions, including the construction of a local teaching hospital, various city bond projects and the election of trustees to the Austin Independent School District.
Proposition 1 has caused quite a debate among people, asking Travis County voters to increase local property taxes for a new University of Texas Medical School and other health programs.
Among others, Proposition 12 Transportation and Mobility, asking for $143 million to help grow and maintain our roads and highways, including $15 million for Interstate 35 projects.
The state hit a record number of registered voters with 13.6 million out of 18.2 million eligible Texans.
More voting information
"As a result of the court's decision, Texas is not permitted to implement the photo ID law," said Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade. " Consequently, for the Nov. 6 General Election, voters will not be required to present a photo ID to vote in person."
Information on how Texas voters need to prepare for the general election is online.
To cast a ballot in person for the Nov. 6 general election during early voting or on Election Day, voters should present their voter registration card or in lieu of a voter registration card, at least one of the following:
- A driver's license or personal identification card issued to you by the Texas Department of Public Safety. You may also bring a similar document issued to you by an agency of another state, even if the license or card has expired;
- A form of identification that contains your photograph and establishes your identity;
- A birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes the person's identity;
- Your United States citizenship papers;
- Your United States passport;
- Official mail addressed to you by a governmental entity; or
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
Cold temperatures forecast for Saturday morning have prompted Georgetown officials to cancel the parade associated with the annual Christmas Stroll. The Stroll, however, will go on.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
The man who fell into a flood control channel and drowned last month was identified Friday as 57-year-old Ronald M. Allen.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.