Prop A & Prop B: What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

Prop A & Prop B: What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

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Prop A & Prop B are both on the ballot because of citizen signature drives and both are related to police oversight and accountability... but they're actually very different from each other.

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Don't forget to vote! Election Day is May 6th and early voting lasts from April 24th to May 2nd.

It’s time for another election! And this one will influence the future of police oversight in Austin… in other words, it’s a pretty big deal. 


Learn more about what will be on your ballot with our latest guide. 

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Equity Action created a comparison of the two versions of the Austin Police Oversight Act, with cross outs and redlines indicating the ways that Prop B differs from Prop A. 

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For a deeper dive into the legal questions behind Prop A, you can listen to this interview we recorded in February with Council Member Alison Alter for the Austin Common Radio Hour podcast. (That interview starts at the 24 minute mark.) 

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Quotes from Kathy Mitchell come from an original interview conducted with her. The Austin Police Association and Voters For Oversight and Police Accountability did not return our interview requests. 

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