Become a Voter Deputy Registrar

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What's a Voter Deputy Registrar (or VDR for short), and why is that any different than just handing someone a voter application?

Becoming a VDR allows you to officially accept those applications (cut out the middle-man), assist those with disabilities in filling out or updating the forms, and other perks that allow you to easily process a large number of voter registrations. 

A major part of our strategy this year will be in registering new GOP voters. About 100 people move to the Austin area each day, so let's make sure each and every conservative is registered to vote!

A special Voter Deputy Registrar (VDR) Training is set to take place prior to our February Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Central Christian Church's fellowship hall. 


POSTPONED -- Congressman Roger Williams to kick off 2019 Chairman's Circle events

The Roger Williams event, originally set for the 22nd, has been postponed until further notice. Please see this space for further details when announced. 

Dear Travis County Republican supporter,

In 2018 we launched the Chairman’s Circle, our sustaining donor program. In our first year, we held the following events:

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Spencer Davis appointed new Travis GOP Executive Director

Spencer Davis, who has served recently as Data Director for the Republican Party of Texas and with the Pete Flores Texas Senate campaign, was appointed by Chairman Matt Mackowiak as Executive Director. 

Spencer succeeds Gary Teal, who spent two years as Executive Director and Treasurer of the Travis GOP. 

Read more about the transition in our press releases section:

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Help Frank Ward slide into home!

Frank Ward, our endorsee for Austin City Council District 8 in the November General Election, has made the Runoff! Early voting goes through Dec. 7, with Runoff Election Day on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

Ward's momentum has been nothing short of impressive. In addition to a groundswell of support from Southwest Austin and incumbent City Council member Ellen Troxclair, Ward has gained the endorsement of the Austin Firefighters and the Austin Police Association.

With under 10,000 people having cast their ballots so far, Travis County Republicans have a real shot at swinging this election and saving our LAST REMAINING CONSERVATIVE SEAT on the Austin City Council. 

Can you help? Visit -- consider a donation, block walking or phone banking.

Tell all your friends and family in Southwest Austin to support Frank! If you live in any of the following precincts you are eligible to vote for him: Travis County Precincts 301, 302, 303, 304, 307, 314, 315, 317, 330, 338, 339, 347, 349, 351, 354, 356, 357, 358, 360, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, and 368; and Hays County Precincts 238 and 442. An overview map of District 8 is located at the bottom of this post.

Also included below is our press release from when the Travis County Executive Committee endorsed Ward:

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Ben Sasse to headline Chairman's Circle November event

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse to appear at Chairman's Circle special event, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

Contact directly for the location and other details. These events are for donors to the Travis County Republican Party Chairman's Circle. Not a member, yet? Learn more:

Everything you need to know about voting in the 2018 general election (and runoff!)

Runoff election day; Tuesday, Dec. 11.
(Early voting Thursday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 7.)

On the Runoff ballot ... 

  • Austin Community College, Place 8
  • Austin ISD, At-large Position 9
  • Austin City Council, Districts 1, 3, and 8


Sample Ballot for Runoff

The Travis GOP endorses Frank Ward for Austin City Council District 8. Support him here.

Not every precinct will have a runoff ballot. See list of eligible precincts at bottom of this page.

See list of early voting polling locations below.

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It's ok to ask for help voting. (Really, it is.)

With so many candidates and local bond proposals on the ballot, it's perfectly understandable to feel a little overwhelmed.

Fortunately, the Travis County Elections Division has you covered. They have this handy feature called Voter Information at a Glance ( where you can plug in your contact information to learn more. There, you can access your voting precinct number and see which races/options will appear on your ballot. The website can also help you find your polling location (even wait times), your status as a Travis County voter, and all you need to know about voter ID.

If you encounter any difficulties while voting or have any questions we advise you to contact the Travis County Elections Division (the Travis County Republican Party does not run this election):

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2018 Christmas Party announced!

RSVP (click here)

Join us for our annual Christmas Party and recognition of our hard-working volunteers, donor, and supporters.

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Home of Kent and Elise Grusendorf,
2401 Westlake Pass, Austin

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Election results: 2018 General Election

Election Day is here! Have you voted?

Election Day -- Nov. 6, 2018 -- is now upon us. Whether you know exactly who and what you're voting for, or you're still waiting to read more about the candidates and issues on your ballot, the Travis County Republican Party has made it easier than ever for you to make a decision in one of the most important mid-term elections of our time

Below are some helpful resources to print out and take to the voting station or share with neighbors and friends.

Please share the following link with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets: (or at the direct link:

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