Early voting for the Texas primaries starts on February 14th & Election Day is March 1st. The ballot is pretty long, but if you care about climate change, health care, and criminal justice reform, there are two really important local races on your ballot – the Travis County Commissioners Democratic primary(Precincts 2 & 4).
To explain it all, Austin Common Radio Hour host Amy Stansbury sat down with all the candidates running (Brigid Shea, Bob Libal, Margaret Gómez, Susanna Ledesma-Woody).
Not sure which precinct you live in? You can look that up here –www.traviscountytx.gov/maps/gis-comm-pct.
PS – In case you want to skip ahead in the episode to listen to the candidates running in your precinct, here are some useful time stamps…
Start to 10 minutes – an intro civics lesson on the primaries & what a county commissioner even does
10 to 1:02 – Precinct 2 election
1:02 to the end – Precinct 4 election
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