Austin tech: what local issues motivate you at the polls?

Austin tech: what local issues motivate you at the polls?

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Austin city elections are coming up in November, and Austin Tech Alliance wants to help get the tech sector ready to make its voice heard at the ballot box. Beyond getting registered to vote and turning out during elections, ATA’s focused on ensuring tech employees can make informed decisions at the polls.

But to do that, we need to hear from you — the grassroots of Austin tech.

ATA’s working to build out a comprehensive list of questions for city candidates that reflect what Austin’s tech sector cares about. Help us by taking two minutes to answer this question: what issues motivate you when you vote in local elections?

 Weigh in here ←

Is it mobility — being able to get across Austin in a safe, timely manner through a variety of transportation modes, including car, public transit, biking, and walking?

Is it affordability — ensuring that you, your family, and members of the community can afford to live, work, and play in Austin?

Is it economic opportunity — promoting job creation, job training, and the continued growth of Austin’s tech sector?

Or is it something else? Let us know so that ATA can ask candidates for city office about their positions on issues that matter to you and their approaches to making Austin a tech-forward city.

When is the election?

City of Austin elections are November 6, 2018 — the same day that you’ll be voting on federal and state candidates.

So who’s running for city office?

We won’t know for sure until the timeframe to put your name on the ballot runs from July 23 to August 20. But the following city offices will be on the ballot:

  • Mayor
  • Council District 1
  • Council District 3
  • Council District 5
  • Council District 8
  • Council District 9

Not sure which Council district you live in? Punch in your home address in the District Lookup tool.

One last push!

Please take two minutes to offer your feedback. Thank you!

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