Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Early Voting Begins Today

Austinites take note: early voting begins today for the June 11 runoff election that will decide whether Margot Clarke or Jennifer Kim takes over City Council Place 3 from Jackie Goodman. Kim and Clark are both good candidates with similar platforms, but Clarke’s history of progressive and environmental activism gives her a slight edge in my book.

Early voting runs through June 7, but you won’t be able to vote over the Memorial Day weekend. You can cast a ballot at any early voting location, regardless of your normal polling place.

As long as we’re on the subject, it sure would be nice to have instant runoff voting so we don’t have to keep wasting money on runoff elections. Unfortunately, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has opined that instant runoffs are against state law.

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