Five Council districts and Mayor up for election Nov. 6, 2018.
The City of Austin, in partnership with the City's Ethics Review Commission and the League of Women Voters - Austin Area, will conduct a series of City Council candidate forums for the November 2018 municipal election.
Five Council districts and the Mayor will be up for election November 6, 2018. Forums will consist of brief opening and closing statements from candidates and questions from the League of Women Voters moderator. Each forum will be an opportunity for Austinites to listen to candidates express their views so audience members can understand their positions and make informed voting decisions. The forums will take place:
Aug. 29: District 3, Pan Am Recreation Center, 2100 E 3rd Street, 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 6: District 1, Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 27: District 5, South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca Road, 6:00 p.m.*
Sept. 27: District 8, South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca Road, 7:30 p.m.*
Oct. 11: District 9, City Hall Chambers, 301 W. 2nd Street, 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 11: Mayor, City Hall Chambers, 301 W. 2nd Street, 7:30 p.m.
Besides the forums, the City will produce video statements from the candidates that will be recorded by ATXN, the City’s municipal television station. The League of Women Voters also will publish answers to a questionnaire provided to all candidates. The statements and questionnaire will be available on austintexas.gov.
Council Offices are elected for four-year terms. For more information, including a list of candidates, go to www.austintexas.gov/10-ONE.
*The Austin Energy Power Plus insert incorrectly printed the date for the District 5 and 8 Candidate Forums. The correct date is September 27th.
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