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Pride at the Polls: Voters vote alongside LGBTQ+ community Saturday

The event was at the Austin Public Library at noon.

AUSTIN, Texas — In an effort to increase voter turnout among the LGBTQ+ community, organizers hosted a "Pride at the Polls" event.

The event started at noon on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Austin Public Library located at 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.

"If you are a first-time voter, know that you will be amongst your peers in line. Voting can seem daunting sometimes, especially if it's your first time, but you belong at the polls," organizers said on Facebook.

You can see the event's Facebook page here.


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Everyone was welcome at the event and pride outfits were encouraged. No political shirts or signs were allowed within 100 feet of the polling location.

Organizers involved in the event included Austin Pride, Austin Latinx Pride, Austin Black Pride, Austin Outpost and the Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT).

Early voting ends on Oct. 30 and Election Day is Nov. 3. If you're voting early, KVUE has an article where you can check voting wait times in the Austin area.

Be sure to check out KVUE's voter guide, which covers everything you need to know about the 2020 election, including what will be on your ballot. Here's how to find early voting locations and check out the list of places you can get free food with an "I voted" sticker.

Once the polls close on Nov. 3, KVUE will keep track of the 2020 election results here.

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