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Austin Freedom Act

The Austin Election to Decriminalize Marijuana and to Ban No-Knock Warrants will be held on May 7, 2022

Early voting April 25 - May 3. Election Day May 7, 2022.

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All registered voters in the City of Austin are eligible to vote for the ordinance to decriminalize marijuana and end no-knock warrants.

What is this about?

After gathering more than 20,000 signatures of registered Austin voters, the election to pass the Austin Freedom Act, which will decriminalize low-level marijuana possession and ban no-knock warrants in Austin, will be held on May 7, 2022.

Read more about the Austin Freedom Act.

Can I show my support with a yard sign?

Yes! Yard signs are available to Austin Freedom Act supporters in Austin and they are a terrific way to help us spread the word to get out the vote in the upcoming May 7 election.

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What does the ballot language actually say?

This will be an “initiated ordinance” to change Austin city law. The measure will (1) eliminate enforcement of low-level marijuana offenses and (2) ban dangerous “no knock” warrants.

Am I registered to vote in this election?

Every currently registered voter in the city of Austin is eligible to vote in the May 7 election. Not sure if you're registered to vote? We can help you check and register to vote if you're eligible. The deadline for new voter registrations in the May 7 election is Apri 7, 2022.

What do I need to bring to the polls?

In order to vote in-person or to return your mail-in ballot in person in Texas, you'll need an acceptable form of photo ID, current or expired less than 4 years.

  • Texas Driver’s License / ID card
  • Texas election ID
  • Texas handgun license
  • US military ID with photo
  • US citizenship certificate with photo
  • US passport

I don't have any of those forms of ID. Can I still vote?

Yes. If your ID is expired by *more than four years*, or if you don't possess one of the 7 acceptable forms of photo ID, you are still eligible to vote, but you'll need to fill out a form called a "reasonable impediment form". Contact the Travis County voter registrar for more information Tax_Voters@TravisCountyTx.gov, or call 512-854-9473.

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