The primary election runoff is May 22, with early voting from May 14-18. Several state and US districts are holding runoff elections. If you voted in the primary, you must vote in the same party’s runoff. But if you did not vote in the primary, you can vote in either party’s runoff.
Below are upcoming candidate forums, debates, and meet-and-greets. We’ll update this page as more events are confirmed.
Wednesday, May 2nd
HD46 Democratic Runoff Debate
7:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1164 San Bernard St. Hosted by KUT Austin.
Join us for a debate between the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for Texas House District 46.
Sheryl Cole for State Representative and Jose “Chito” Vela for State Representative are in the May 22nd runoff for the seat currently held by long-time State Representative Dawnna Dukes.
Saturday, May 5th
Meet the TX10 & TX27 Candidates in Bastrop
11 a.m. at Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard, Bastrop, TX. Hosted by the Bastrop County Democratic Party.
Featuring Tawana Walter-Cadien and Mike Siegel, who are running in TX10, and also Eric Holquin and Roy Barrera, who are running to represent TX27.
Town Hall for Our Lives featuring TX25 candidate Chris Perri and HD47 candidate Vikki Goodwin
5 p.m. at James Bowie High School, 4103 W Slaughter Ln.
Student-organized discussion with local Austin leaders as well as candidates for Congress. Panelists will include the local leaders and candidates as well as students from James Bowie High School. Panelists will include:
- Chris Perri (candidate TX-25)
- Vikki Goodwin (candidate TX-47)
- Chris Evoy (AISD Police Department)
- Dr. Craig Shapiro (Associate Superintendent of High Schools AISD)
Join to hear a Q&A session between the students and local leaders. Audience members will be able to ask questions and get involved towards the end of the event. Principals from the AISD district will be formally invited to listen in.
Sunday, May 6th
Primary forum w/ TX25 candidates and HD47 candidates
1:30 p.m. at Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Rd. Hosted by Indivisible Eanes/West Austin and Cuernavaca Action Group
Come meet the candidates for Congressional District 25 and Texas House District 27. This non-partisan event will give you an opportunity to speak with each candidate in a small group and ask them the questions that matter to you.
1:30 – 2:15 TX25 – Candidates invited are Julie Oliver, Chris Perri, and Roger Williams
2:30 – 3:00 HD47 – Candidates invited are Elaina Fowler, Vikki Goodwin, and Paul Workman
Registration using Eventbrite is requested but not required:
Monday, May 7th
A Democratic Candidate Forum for HD46 with Sheryl Cole & Chito Vela
6:30 p.m. at AFS Cinema, 6259 Middle Fiskville Rd. Hosted by The Texas Tribune.
Join The Texas Tribune for a candidate forum with the two Democratic hopefuls for House District 46.
Friday, May 11th
Save the Date: Governors’ Debate with Lupe Valdez and Andrew White. 6 p.m.
6 p.m. at St James Episcopal 1941 Webberville Rd. Austin, Texas 78721
Join State Tejano Democrats, Texas Coalition of Black Democrats, Texas Young Democrats, Texas College Democrats, Texas Stonewall Democrats, and Travis County Democratic Party for a Grassroots Debate, with Lupe Valdez and Andrew White.
The debate will be moderated by Gromer Jeffers, political writer for the Dallas Morning News and Co-Host of Lone Star Politics on KXAS (NBC5). The event will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, ten minutes from downtown Austin. A live stream of the debate will be available at KXAN.com.
6:00 p.m. – Doors open
6:30 p.m. – Programing and instructions
7:00 p.m. – Debate
A limited number of tickets will be made available to the public on Tuesday May 8, at 6:00pm CST. The link will be published to this Facebook event page.
On the day of the debate, tickets will be honored up until 6:50pm, when all remaining available seats will be given to members of the public waiting in line at the venue.
Saturday, May 12th
***The Wilco Indivisible event originally scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled. We’ll update with any new events or if it’s rescheduled***
Monday, May 14th
TX21 Indivisible ATX Primary Runoff Candidate Forum
7 p.m. at FiberCove, 1700 S Lamar Blvd #338. Hosted by TX21 Indivisible.
Hear from candidates who want to represent Texas’ 21st Congressional District, and are headed to the primary runoff in just a few weeks:
- Joseph Kopser (D)
- Mary Wilson (D)
This is a rare chance to hear candidates from both parties at the same forum. There is only room for 100 attendees, so please arrive early to grab your seat.
Saturday, May 19th
TX31 Candidate Debate
10 a.m. at Sun City Ballroom 2 Texas Dr. Bldg A., Georgetown, TX. Hosted by Sun City Democrats, Florence Indivisible, Sun City Indivisible, Wilco Indivisible, and Cedar Park Indivisible.
Please join us for a debate between TX31 Congressional Candidates MJ Hegar and Dr. Christine Mann, moderated by Patrick Svitek of the Texas Tribune.
And in case you missed it…
Videos from the April 21 candidate forum for the Democratic runoff election in Texas’ 10th Congressional District