Obviously, the big races are easy. It’s always the local stuff that’s hard (especially with all the propositions on the ballot).
This time around, I find the majority of The Austin Chronicle‘s endorsements acceptable. Usually, I have more issues with them. So I’m just going to tell those relying on my advice to go pick up a copy of the free Chronicle (or print out their endorsements page) and make the below changes:
Central Health Tax Ratification: YES (Misty is voting NO, cancelling out my vote.)
City Charter Amendments:
Prop. 3: YES
Prop. 4: YES (Misty and I are supporting the 8-2-1 plan for reasons earlier noted. We have yet to be convinced otherwise.)
Prop. 8: YES
City Bond Propositions:
Prop. 16: NO
AISD Board of Trustees, District 5: Amber Elenz
Early voting started today. Go vote!
[There’s a lot of debate around the 10-1 and 8-2-1 city council representation plans. Likely, neither will garner enough support to pass and we’ll be stuck with the current, far-less-representative (than either of the above proposed) system. BUT YOU CAN VOTE FOR BOTH PROPS (3 & 4). If they were both to win, the one with the most votes would be enacted. Hopefully, we can at least get local elections moved to November, in line with national elections.]