Early Voting Goes to July 10 for July 14 Runoff Election

Three races will appear on the Democratic Primary Runoff ballots: U.S. Senate, Texas Railroad Commissioner, and chair of the Hays County Democratic Party. Be sure to cast your vote!

See a list of the runoff candidate bios that have been submitted to HCDP or posted on candidate websites.

Election Days and Times:

Election Day is Tuesday, July 14: 7 a.m.– 7 p.m.

Early voting runs from June 29 through July 10:

  • Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 2: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 5: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10: 7 a.m.– 7 p.m.

(No voting on July 3-4 in observance of Independence Day.)


Vote Center Locations for Early Voting

San Marcos

Live Oak Health (formerly Hays County Health Department) — Early Vote & Election Day
401 Broadway Street #A, San Marcos

Hays County Government Center — Early Vote & Election Day
712 South Stagecoach Trail, Northwest Conference Rooms, San Marcos

First Baptist Church San Marcos
325 West McCarty Lane, San Marcos

Promiseland Church
1650 Lime Kiln Road, San Marcos

San Marcos Housing Authority/CM Allen Homes
820 Sturgeon Drive, San Marcos

Kyle/Buda/Niederwald

Kyle City Hall — Early Vote & Election Day
100 West Center Street, Kyle

Buda City Hall — Early Vote & Election Day
405 East Loop Street, Building 100, Buda

Tobias Elementary School — Election Day
1005 FM 150, Kyle

Wallace Middle School — Election Day
1500 West Center St., Kyle

Hays Hills Baptist Church — Election Day
1401 North FM 1626 Buda

Goforth Special Utility District — Election Day
8900 Niederwald Strasse, Niederwald

Dripping Springs

Hays County Precinct 4 Office — Early Vote & Election Day
195 Roger Hanks Parkway, Dripping Springs

Belterra Centre — Election Day
151Trinity Hills Drive, Austin

Wimberley

Wimberley Community Center — Early Vote & Election Day
14068 RR 12, Wimberley

Interactive Voting Location Map

Printable Voting Location Flier

Sample Democratic Ballot

 

Polling Place Precautions

Increased precautions need to be observed to stay safe in the polling place.

  • Sanitize or wash your hands before and after entering the voting area.
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between others (including while waiting in lines outside of the polling location).
  • Consider bringing a latex glove (although a glove will likely be provided by the elections office) so you can use your gloved finger or hold a stylus to sign-in on the digital check-in tablet. You can use your gloved finger or a pencil eraser on the voting machine, but the pencil eraser does not work on the check-in tablet.
  • Use curbside voting if you exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19. For curbside assistance, call 512-393-7310.


Ballot by Mail Information

There is still time to download, print, and mail a Hays County Ballot by Mail application. Applications must be received by the elections office by Thursday, July 2, at 5 p.m.

To be eligible to vote by mail in Texas you must:

  • be 65 years or older
  • be disabled
  • be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance or
  • be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible

In a ruling in late May, the Texas Supreme Court said that it is up to individuals to determine if they meet the disability requirement. Texas Election Code defines “disability” to include “a sickness or physical condition that prevents the voter from appearing at the polling place on Election Day without a likelihood of needing personal assistance or of injuring the voter’s health” (Texas Election Code § 82.002).

In reporting on the ruling the Texas Tribune wrote, “When voters cite disability to request an absentee ballot, they’re not required to say what the disability is. The voters simply check a box on the application form, and if their application is properly filled out, local officials are supposed to send them a ballot. The state ultimately conceded that officials can’t reject those voters.”

Application Directions

1. Complete sections 1-4 with your personal information.
2. In section 5, check the box that qualifies you to receive a ballot by mail. If you have determined that voting in person could injure your health as defined in Texas Election Code, check “Disability” in box 5 but do not write anything else in that area. Do not list your disability, COVID-19, or anything else.
3. In box 6a, check “Annual Application” so that you will automatically get mail-in ballots for the rest of 2020. You must also check “Democratic Primary” and “Any Resulting Runoff” to vote in the July 14 runoff election.
4. Be sure to sign your application in box 10.
5. Mail your application to the Early Voting Clerk at the address on the form.

Download and Print a Vote By Mail Application

English Application

Spanish Application