What borough of Austin do I live in?

Five seats on the Austin City Council will be elected in November. How to find out if you live in an affected county.

AUSTIN, Texas — While many longtime Austin residents likely know which borough they live in, many people who recently moved here or are just getting involved in local politics may not.

It’s always important to be aware of your community, but with five Austin City Council Seats in the November election, now is a good time to make sure who is representing you – especially if you want a say in the future.

Below is a map of the council areas created by the City of Austin. The yellow-brown district at the top is district 6, followed clockwise by the green district 7, blue district 1, coral pink district 3, yellow-green district 2, light blue district 5, light green district 8, and light pink district 10. District 4 is the purple-pink district between Districts 7 and 1, and District 9 is the yellow district in the middle.

The city has an interactive version of the map where you can find your address to see what borough you live in.

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Let’s further break down where each borough is located in Austin and whether your city council member is up for re-election this November.

District 1 includes primarily northeast Austin. The current councilor for District 1 is Natasha Harper-Madisonwho is running against three other candidates for re-election.

If you would like to hear from the District 1 candidates, the Austin Chambers will host a forum on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Austin Community College Eastview campus. The forum will be moderated by KVUE Political Anchor Ashley Goudeau.

District 2 covers most of southeast Austin. The current councilor for District 2 is Vanessa Fuentes. She will not stand for re-election in November.

District 3 includes Central-East and East Austin. Six candidates are running to replace the current District 3 councilor. Sabino “Pio” Renteriawho has reached his term of office.

If you would like to hear from the District 3 candidates, the Austin Chambers will host a forum on Thursday, October 18 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Edward’s University. The City of Austin and the City Ethics Review Committee will also sponsor a live District 3 Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 6 at 6 p.m. at the Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center.

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District 4 primarily includes portions of North and Central Austin. The current councilor for District 2 is Jose “Chito” Vela. He will not stand for re-election in November.

District 5 includes primarily South Austin and part of Central Austin. Six candidates are running to replace the current District 5 council member Anna kitchenwho have reached their term of office.

If you would like to hear from the District 5 candidates, the Austin Chambers will host a forum on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ann Richards School for Women Leaders. The forum is moderated by KVUE Anchor Bryan Mays.

The City of Austin and the City Ethics Review Committee will also sponsor a live District 5 Candidate Forum on Thursday, September 22 at 6 p.m. at the South Austin Senior Activity Center.

District 6 covers Northwest Austin. The current councilor for District 6 is Mackenzie Kelly. She will not stand for re-election in November.

District 7 includes primarily Northwest and North Austin. The current councilor for District 7 is Leslie pool. She will not stand for re-election in November.

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District 8 covers southwest Austin. The current councilor for District 8 is Paige Elliswho is opposing three candidates for re-election.

Kimberly Hawkins, Antonio Ross and RichardSmith challenge Ellis.

If you want to hear from the District 8 candidates, the Austin Chambers will be hosting a forum on Friday, September 23 at Clint Middle School. The City of Austin and the City Ethics Review Committee will also sponsor a live District 8 Candidate Forum on Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the South Austin Senior Activity Center.

District 9 encompasses central Austin. Eight candidates are running to replace the current District 9 council member Kathie Tovowho have reached their term of office.

If you would like to hear from the District 9 candidates, the Austin Chambers will host a forum on Friday, September 30th at the Austin Community College Rio Grande. The City of Austin and the City Ethics Review Committee will also sponsor a live District 9 Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

District 10 includes West Austin. The current councilor for District 10 is Mayor Pro-Tem Alison Alter. She will not stand for re-election in November.

Of course, everyone in Austin is represented by the mayor, and this year all registered voters will have a chance to vote for who will next take over the city’s top job. Current Mayor Steve Adler has reached his term limit and is no longer eligible for re-election, but six candidates are vying to replace him.

Early voting for the November election begins Monday 24th October and runs through Friday 4th November. Election day is Tuesday November 8th.

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Laura Coffey

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