Early voting has started in Austin. Since voting started on Tuesday, Travis County has already seen record numbers hitting the polls as 46,086 registered voters cast their ballots on the first day. This is over double the 20,935 number in the 2012 presidential election.
Lots of folks are attributing these high numbers to either enthusiasm or possibly early burn out. This election certainly has been a little bit of a circus. We’re not looking to stir political debates, only encourage our patrons to go out there and exercise your right to vote!
Voting doesn’t have to be a long, drawn-out chore. You can get to the polls from now until November 4th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to cast you vote. Here are three quick tips to ensure voting doesn’t cause a headache or take out a huge chunk of your day.
1.) Use IVoteEarly.com to check the wait times at your polling location
2.) Check out your “Voter Lookup” form here
3.) Know how you’re going to vote and come prepared
You can also find out your nearest polling location here
Happy election season. Once you’ve cast your vote, come pat yourself on the back with some pizza and beer right here at Brick Oven!