AUSTIN, Texas — Early voting officially started on Oct. 13 and Travis County residents turned out in record fashion to cast their ballots.
In fact, more than 35,000 residents went to the polls on the first day of early voting alone. That's an increase of more than 2,000 compared to the first day of early voting in 2016.
Not only does voting allow you to exercise your civic duty, but it also allows you to get some freebies, including pizza and booze.
Here's a list of free things you can get with your "I voted" sticker in the Austin area:
- Home Slice Pizza
Free slice of pizza from Oct. 13 to Nov. 3
- Soup Peddler
Free eight-ounce soup at any location
- El Meson Tequileria
Free small margarita from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. from Oct. 13-15
- El Chilito
Free regular queso with a purchase during early voting
- Pinthouse Pizza South Lamar
Get $1 off the Pinthouse pint of your choice
- Vista Brewing
Get 50% off a pint until Nov. 3
- The Austin Shaker
Get 10% off your purchase at any of their three locations
- Desk Plants
Claim a 2-inch succulent
- Manuel's Great Hills
Free queso with a $25 purchase
Free breakfast taco
- Lali Son Fast Food
Free appetizers (Gobi 65 or Chicken 65)
Additionally, Bao'd Up has created a cinnamon sugar “bao-nut” stamped with the word “VOTE.” The bao-nuts will be included for free with every order from all of its locations from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3 in an effort to remind voters to get to the polls.
There's still plenty of time to cast your ballot and get your "I voted" sticker. Early voting ends on Oct. 30. Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Do you know of other businesses offering free goodies that are not on our list? Send an email to email@example.com.
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