What you need to know to vote in Austin’s runoff election Tuesday

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Some in Austin will be headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in a runoff election after a number of races from the November election were too close to call.

On the ballot are runoff elections for City of Austin District 1, District 3 and District 8. There is also a runoff election for the Austin Community College Trustee and Austin Independent School District School Board Trustee. The League of Women Voters has a comprehensive voter’s guide for the election, which includes Q&A’s with candidates.

So far, more than 17,000 people voted early in the runoff election.

Where to vote

People can check the Travis County Clerk website to look at a sample ballot as well as voting locations scattered throughout the county.

What you need to vote

To cast a ballot, you need to bring one of these forms of ID:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) issued by DPS
  • U.S. Military ID Card containing the person’s photograph
  • U.S. Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • U.S. Passport

Except for the U.S. citizenship certificate, the form of identification you use must be current or have expired no more than four years before being presented at the polls.

If you don’t have any of these to use for identification, you can (1) sign a sworn statement explaining why you don’t have those IDs and (2) bring one of the following:

  • Valid voter registration certificate
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Current utility bill
  • Government check
  • Paystub or bank statement that includes your name and address
  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph).

Election results

KXAN will be following the election results and have updates on KXAN.com

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