Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Today's mobile voting locations

Here are today's mobile voting locations and times:

These are, of course, in addition to the regular early voting locations.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

  • Lago Vista City Hall
    5803 Thunderbird St7 am - 7 pm
  • LBJ Building
    111 East 17th Street
    8 am - 6 pm
  • Sam Houston Building
    201 East 14th Street
    8 am - 6 pm
  • Decker Elementary School
    8500 Decker Ln
    8 am - 7 pm
  • Travis County Courthouse
    1000 Guadalupe St.
    9 am - 5 pm

3 Comments:

At 6:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your signs don't say "Poltical Advertising"?? If this isn't a classic "those in glass houses" campaign I don't know what is.

You can't follow any of the most basic campaign disclosure laws (didn't file a PAC when required, didn't report contributions and expenditures on 1/15, don't detail reimbursed expenses, don't disclaim advertising appropriately) but you want to enforce draconian laws through our charter on everyone else!

Your saving grace of course is that Kirk Mitchell will just write another check out of daddy's account and buy another several thousand signs, hopefully this time with the correct disclaimer.

 
At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Rick said...

"anonymous" you sure do seem to know a whole lot about campaigns and about who everyone is. I know that I haven't seen anything like this in the Statesman or the Chronicle. Where are you getting your info from? Why are you so afraid to leave your name?

Also, I looked at one of the signs and I don't see what the big deal is. The signs have all the stuff saying they are from a PAC. If that doesn't identify "political advertising," I don't know what does.

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger Seymour Emaile said...

Hey Rick, who are you?

Here's the law that's not being followed:

According to the Texas Ethics Commission's political advertising guide, a disclosure statement must include "the words 'political advertising' or a recognizable abbreviation such as 'pol. adv.'"

The Clean Austin signs do not say "political advertising" or any recognizable abbreviation.

Be advised of the following, from Election Code section 255.001:

"A person may not knowingly use, cause or permit to be used, or continue to use any published, distributed, or broadcast political advertising containing express advocacy that the person knows does not include the disclosure required by Subsection (a)."

and

"A person who learns that political advertising signs, as defined by Section 255.007, that have been distributed do not include the disclosure required by Subsection (a) or include a disclosure that does not comply with Subsection (a) does not commit a continuing violation of this subsection if the person makes a good faith attempt to remove or correct those signs."

So if you have been advised of this, as the campaign has, but do not make a good faith effort to remove or correct those signs, you are in "continuing violation" of state law.

Better get moving to pick up all those signs littering the right of way! You also, according to the LAW, need to get all signs from people's yards and replace them with corrected signs.

Or don't you care about these things?

 

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