TEXAS — You’ve got until Nov. 2, 2021, to cast your ballot for local and statewide elections in Texas, but there’s no need to wait for Election Day. Early voting starts on Monday, Oct. 18.

In addition to mayors, city council races, school boards and local bonds, voters will decide on eight amendments to the Texas Constitution.

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Among the more contentious ballot items is Austin’s Proposition A. Among other provisions, it would require at least two police officers for every 1,000 Austin residents, mandate additional training hours for officers and provide officers who are fluent in languages other than English with additional compensation.

Opponents say Prop A would lead to staffing shortages in the fire department and parks and recreation, among others.

Proponents cite the city’s recent increase in violent crime, including murder, as the need for more officers.

The last day to register to vote in time for the election was Oct. 4. If you’re unsure of your registration status, visit the state’s Am I Registered page. 

If you have moved within the same county recently, you can update your address here

You can find early voting locations in Travis County here

Early voting locations in Dallas County are available here

Early voting locations in Bexar Country are here

In-person early voting in Texas concludes on Friday, Oct. 29. The last day a ballot can be received by mail is Tuesday, Nov. 2.