Voter Registration Deadline and Environmental Candidate Forum this Thursday

austincityhallWant to vote in the upcoming City of Austin Municipal Elections?  The deadline to vote in the May 9th elections is this Thursday, March 9th.

Says the Statesman:

To be eligible to vote for mayor or city council members or ballot initiatives in Travis County communities, you must mail a registration application to the Travis County Registrar. Those already registered to vote in Travis County do not have to re-apply.

Residents of Austin and other Travis County cities can find a registration application at the Travis County Tax Assessor/Collector’s website or by calling 238-8683. Some parts of North Austin are actually in Williamson County; those voters can obtain applications at www.wilco.org or by calling 943-1630.

To vote in Texas, you must be a U.S. citizen, live in the county you register, be at least 18 years old on Election Day, not have been convicted of a felony, and not have been declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law, according to a release from the City of Austin.

Want to see where the candidates stand on environmental issues?  Come to a candidate forum focused on sustainability issues this Thursday, March 9 at 5:30 pm at City Hall.

You can read the candidates’ responses to 40 questions posed by environmental leaders here.

5:30pm: Reception + Intro
6:00pm-6:30pm: Place 6 (Cole (I) vs. Osemene)
6:35pm-7:05pm: Place 1 (Riley vs. Cavazos)
7:10pm-7:40pm: Place 2 (Martinez (I) vs. Quintero)
7:45pm-7:55pm: Place 5 (Spelman)
8:00pm-9:00pm: Mayor

Refreshments will be served.

The forum is brought to you by the following groups:

American Youthworks
Austin CarShare
Austin Metro Trails and Greenways
Austin Permaculture Guild
Austin EcoNetwork
Central Texas Zero Waste Alliance
Citizen Gardner
Clean Water Action
Environment Texas
Ethic Living
League of Bicycling Voters
Public Citizen 🙂
Save Barton Creek Association
Save Our Springs Alliance
Sierra Club, Austin Chapter
SEED Coalition
Solar Austin
Sustainable Food Center
Texas Campaign for the Environment
Texas Climate Emergency Campaign
Texas Environmental Democrats
Texas Green Network