ULI Austin Young Leaders Cheers & Chat: City of Austin May 2021 Ballot


2021-04-27T12:00:00 - 2021-04-27T13:00:00

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    $10 for ULI Members over age 35
    Austinites will head to the ballot box May 1 to weigh in on eight changes to the city’s democratic processes, as well as a handful of public policies around homelessness. Voters will be asked whether they support aligning the mayoral election with the presidential election cycle; implementing a system of ranked-choice voting if and when it’s allowed by state law; eliminating the city manager position and transitioning to a strong-mayor form of a government; creating an 11th City Council district; and implementing a campaign finance system that does not limit campaign spending and offers $25 to every voter to donate to campaigns of their choice.

    Join ULI Austin’s Young Leaders for an overview of all eight propositions and a deep-dive into two petitions that affect real estate and land use: Reinstating criminal penalties for camping in public, sitting, lying down or sleeping on downtown and university sidewalks, and aggressive solicitation; and Dramatically increasing the power of the mayor’s office by eliminating a professional city manager.

    Important Dates:
    • Last Day to Register to Vote - Thursday, April 1, 2021 (Click here to register or to find out if you’re already registered)
    • First Day of Early Voting in Person - Monday, April 19, 2021
    • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail - Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    • Last Day of Early Voting in Person - Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    • Election Day - Saturday, May 1, 2021

    Find Your Polling Place:
    Travis County
    Williamson County

     Photo by Lars Plougmann made available by a Creative Commons license.