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. 

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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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Election Night Party to celebrate Austin Republican victories

RSVP and more details:

The Travis County Republican Party will gather Tuesday evening in anticipation of victories up and down the ballot and in celebration of record GOP turnout in Austin. 
Travis GOP's official Election Night Party is set from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Cover-3 (Anderson Lane location), 2700 W. Anderson Lane, No. 202, Austin.
Select candidates and Travis GOP staff will be on-hand for media interviews and analysis of the incoming numbers. Local election results as well as key state and national races will be tracked throughout the evening and electronically displayed.
All are welcome. For any specific accommodations please contact Andy Hogue, Communications Director, at (512) 298-9996 or
WHO: Austin-area Republicans excited about change
WHAT: Official Travis County Republican Election Night Party
WHERE: Cover-3, 2700 W. Anderson Lane, Austin
WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
WHY: To celebrate GOP victories up and down the ballot
Contact: (512) 298-9996 or

How to vote on local resolutions on the 2018 ballot

While the Travis GOP does not offer vote recommendations on all local ballot items (see all local ballot items here), we do consider resolutions from our Resolutions Committee (and approved by our Executive Committee) that support or oppose certain options.

Below are all of the recommendations the Travis County Republican Party has prepared in advance of the November 2018 general election. Click any item to read more on our 2018 resolutions page (resolutions sorted oldest to newest):


Oppose Proposition A

Oppose Proposition B

Oppose Proposition C

Oppose Proposition D

Oppose Proposition E

Oppose Proposition F

Oppose Proposition G

Support Proposition J (Code Next waiting period and vote)

Support Proposition K (city audit)


Oppose ACC annexation proposition


Oppose bond proposal


*City of Austin propositions H through I are procedural in nature and we recommend they be supported.



Sample ballot
Candidates Flyer to print (similar to above -- 3 to a sheet)
NEW: Vote Recommendations Flyer

Election workers wanted: $10/hour

Our most urgent needs at the moment (10/15/18) are listed above. Can you help?

Having Republican workers present at polling locations across Travis County helps assure fair and impartial elections. Can you spare some time to help with this vital function of what we do as Travis County Republicans?

Those interested should contact Carla at ASAP. The pay is $10/hour. Judges and Alternates selected must attend a four-hour training at 5501 Airport Blvd. the week of Oct. 22.  Workers must be registered to vote in Travis County but may work at any precinct (in other words, not just your home precinct). High school students age 16 or older may work as Clerks.

Thank you for making election year 2018 a success!

Precinct Chair Competition 2018

Send in who you register at

More details to come.

The deadline to register new voters for the November election is Tuesday, Oct. 9.

UPDATE: Contest has ended. Thank you!