This Week in Texas: Oct 14, 2020
It’s Officially Voting Season Here in Texas!
Early voting for the November 3rd election started Tuesday, October 13th, and will run through October 30th. To look up your ballot or find your polling place visit www.votetexas.gov.
Only in Austin…
HomeSlice Pizza on South Congress is handing out a free slice of pizza when you present your “I voted” sticker—who doesn’t love free pizza?! After you’ve grabbed your free slice you might want to walk across the street to Jo’s Coffee and snap a photo with your “I voted” sticker…
Austin’s famous “i love you so much” mural at Jo’s Coffee on South Congress has been transformed into a tribute to voting to inspire more voters to cast their ballots this election season. The transformation is temporary and was put together by the League of Women voters.
Visit https://ilovevotingsomuch.org/ to
access the League of Women Voters’ free, non-partisan voting guide.
The Latest in Bar-Opening News
Gov Abbott issued an Executive Order last week to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials. In hospital regions where COVID-19 hospitalizations are less than 15% of hospital capacity, County Judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars beginning October 14th, provided they assist in enforcing health protocols.
The Governor’s Executive Order also increases the occupancy levels for all business establishments other than bars to 75%.
District 30 Special Election Date Set
The special election to fill the District 30 seat in the Texas Senate has been set for December 19th, 2020 and early voting will begin on December 9th.