Today, registered voters can cast a ballot in the primary elections, determining a single candidate for each party in federal, state and county races.
In the primary elections, voters will decide a party's candidate before the general election in November for different races. This election includes races for governor, lieutenant governor and members of Congress.
Due to Texas having open primaries, voters choose which party’s ballot they want to vote in at the polling location. But they can’t vote in both Republican and Democratic primaries in the same election.
Here's what you need to know about this election.
Know before you go
Voters can head to any polling location in the county they live in to cast their ballot between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. As long as you're in line by 7 p.m., you can vote.
Check if you are registered to vote before heading to the polls here.
You'll need a valid photo ID to present once you're at a polling location.
You can view wait times at Travis County locations here.
What's on the ballot
The big ballot items include the race for governor, but voters can also cast a ballot for members of Congress, the State Legislature and other county races.
At the federal level, voters will vote on who will run for U.S. Congress in their party.
Running to represent the new District 37, which includes the Western half of Austin, are:
- Democrats: Lloyd Doggett, Donna Imam, Quinton “Q” Beaubouef, Chris Jones
- Republicans: Jenny Garcia Sharon, Jermiah Diacogiannis, Rod Lingsch
Running to represent District 35, which includes East Austin and South I-35 to San Antonio, are:
- Democrats: Carla-Joy Sisco, Rebecca Viagrán, Greg Casar, Eddie Rodriguez
- Republicans: Jenai Aragona, Michael Rodriguez, Asa George Kent Palagi, Alejandro Ledezma, Dan Sawatzki, Dan McQueen, Sam Montoya, Bill Condict, Jennifer Sundt, Marilyn Jackson
- Democrats: Mary Jo Woods
- Republicans: Paulette Carson, Jason Nelson, Pete Sessions *, Rob Rosenberger
- Democrats:Inocencio (Inno) Barrientez, Michael Cooper, Joy Diaz, Beto O’Rourke, Rich Wakeland
- Republicans: Greg Abbott *, Paul Belew, Danny Harrison, Kandy Kaye Horn, Don Huffines, Rick Perry, Chad Prather, Allen B. West
- Democrats: Michelle Beckley, Carla Brailey, Mike Collier
- Republicans: Trayce Bradford, Todd M. Bullis, Daniel Miller, Dan Patrick *, Aaron Sorrells, Zach Vance
Click here to view a personalized sample ballot.
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College ratings site Niche.com has released its 2023 Top Party School rankings.
One Texas college made the list: the University of Texas at Austin.
Longhorns know how to party with the best, apparently. But anyone who's spent time on the Forty Acres may wonder why the ranking was so low.
Here's the complete list:
- Univ. of California - Santa Barbara
- Tulane University
- Florida State University
- The University of Alabama
- Howard University
- University of Wisconsin
- University of Georgia
- Syracuse University
- University of Southern California ✌️
- University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- West Virgina University
- Penn State
- University of Mississippi
- Ohio University
- Miami University
- Indiana University - Bloomington
- University of Iowa
- San Diego State University
- Florida A&M University
- Michigan State University
- University of Texas - Austin
- The Ohio State University
- University of Virginia
- Rutgers University - New Brunswick
- University of Colorado Boulder
Camp Fimfo Waco, a brand new camping resort, is kicking off football and fall camping season in style! With top-notch amenities, premium accommodations, and 10 weekends of fall fun, there’s no better place to have a fall camping getaway, especially if you’re a Baylor football fan!
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Packages and Ways to Stay
Camp Fimfo Waco
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Stay in style and comfort, no matter your camping preference! At Camp Fimfo Waco, there are multiple ways to stay. Red Carpet RV sites come with a concrete pad and patio, full hook-ups, cable hook-up, a charcoal grill, fire ring and fire pit. Back-in or pull-thru options are available, as well as coveted spots tucked along the Bosque River!
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Amenities and Activities
Camp Fimfo Waco
Camp Fimfo Waco features lots of amenities to fill your days with fun, whether you’re a kid or kid at heart. After challenging your friends to a game of pickleball, basketball, or mini golf, go for a dip in the resort-style, heated pool - open daily through October! Stay on the weekends through October to enjoy the interactive splash playground. With plenty of ways to burn off energy, like the jumping pillow or playground, you can be sure to end the day with a peaceful night around the campfire!
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