Bike the Vote! Election Guide

City elections May 14, 2011!

Election Day is May 14th, but early voting is going on now (every day!) and lasts till Tuesday, May 10th. See our previous post on early voting information, and join us to bike the vote!

About the Candidates

While we are not going to tell you who to vote for or endorse specific candidates, we will provide a summary of what they have said about the proposed hike and bike plan, including this (poorly shot, apologies) video of them responding to a question about it at the Young Men for Arlington Candidates Panel on April 5.


District 8 (at-large)
District 3
District 4
District 5:

More Info

The City’s secretary has ballot and finance information here. You can learn about all the candidates through the Chamber of Commerce’s website:  The League of Women Voters has a good candidate handout (PDF).

And here are some news articles that can inform you on the positions of various candidates and what they’ve said at public forums:

Star Telegram: Citywide article 1, Citywide article 2, and Mayor.

Arlington Citizen Journal: District 3, District 4, District 5, and District 8

The Shorthorn: District 5 article 1 and, District 5 article 2

What’s my district?

Everyone has a specific district they live in and some of those districts’ council positions are up for a vote this year: Districts 3, 5, and 4.  There are also council members that represent the city as a whole. The “at-large” positions to vote on this election are The Mayor and District 8. Here is a district map. The online version, including the incumbents can be found on the city’s webpage here.


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    […] to “Bike the Vote” this election season. We’ve posted about where to go for early voting, but we’ve also created a voting guide summarizing the candidates positions regarding the Hike & Bike Plan. The voting guide pulls […]

  2. 2 Spot the Difference: Plan “B” « Bike Friendly Arlington

    […] Vote this Saturday, but also Write the subcommittee and CC: the rest of the Council.  Tell them how you feel about the two plans. Let them know that Plan “B” is a false compromise and a step backward. Pacifying the opposition with a scaled back plan is not the answer to Arlington’s walking and bicycling issues.  To e-mail, just copy and paste: […]

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