Straight Ticket Voting Does Not Affect Votes on Propositions
Monday, October 22, 2012: Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir today issued the
following statement on an erroneous posting by KEYE TV.
The rumor mill got a little out of hand on the first day of early voting. A posting
by KEYE on their website and Facebook incorrectly advised voters that straight
party voting would automatically vote yes or in favor of the bond propositions
down the ballot.
KEYE was quick to correct their error. The following was posted on their
Facebook page "We erroneously reported about an hour ago that voting the
straight party line on Travis County ballots would vote yes on the propositions
down the ballot. That will not happen. We apologize. If you have questions about
voting, go to the Travis County Elections Facebook page."
KEYE will run a 5 p.m. broadcast to advise voters to carefully mark every item on
This erroneous report gives us an opportunity to direct voters to make sure they
look at the full ballot. Voting is easy and simple.
Here's what you need to know:
- Take your time and carefully vote your ballot - you can vote Straight
Party or contest-by contest.
- Remember that, in addition to President, there are races for statewide,
- After you have made your selections, you will see a Ballot Summary
Page. This lets you look at all of your choices to make sure they are
what you want. If you want to make changes, you may do so at this
- Most importantly, make any changes and ask questions BEFORE you
hit the CAST BALLOT button. When you hit this button, it's like
dropping a ballot in a ballot box - the ballot cannot be pulled back at
Voters with questions are urged to contact the Travis County Clerk's
Elections Division at (512) 854-4996.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:53 AM