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Hays County, Texas
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Media Contact: 512-393-2296/Laureen.Chernow@co.hays.tx.us
July 17, 2012
Additional Early Voting Location Added for Primary Runoff Elections in Hays County
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday approved an additional polling location for early voting in the Democratic and Republican Primary Runoff Elections. Early voting begins Monday, July 23 and goes through Friday, July 27. Election Day is July 31.
The Court added a one-day polling location at Buda City Hall, 121 Main Street, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 27, to the lineup of previously approved early voting locations in order to encourage more voters to cast their ballots. Countywide, only 5,132 votes were cast in person during early voting in the May primary election out of more than 14,000 votes cast in all. There are nearly 100,000 registered voters in Hays County.
On Election Day voters will need to go to their specific precinct location and should check their precinct number on their voter registration cards to ensure they go to the correct location on that day.
Joyce Cowan, Elections Administrator for the County, reminds voters that anyone eligible to vote an early ballot by personal appearance can do so at any of the locations in Hays County. “Whether you are commuting to work, running errands or making a specific trip to vote in the runoff election, you have your choice of voting places in Hays County,” Cowan said. “We encourage everyone to exercise his or her right to vote.”
To vote by mail, applications for mail-in ballots must be received at the Elections Office at the Hays County Government Center, 712 South Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos 78666, by 5 p.m. July 24.
Early voting at other polling places will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 23 through Wednesday, July 25 and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26 through Friday, July 27. Early voting locations include the Hays County Government Center, 712 South Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos; Kyle City Hall, 100 W. Center Street, Kyle; Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley; and Dripping Springs ISD Administration Building, 510 W. Mercer St., Dripping Springs.
Early voting at the Government Center is via a separate entrance to the building, and voters there will not have to go through the building’s security checkpoint unless they have other business in the building.
For more information on voting in Hays County, visit www.co.hays.tx.us and choose Elections & Voting from the dropdown Government tab at the top of the page, or call the Elections Office at 512-393-7310.
The Hays County Courthouse is located at 111 E. San Antonio Street, on the square in San Marcos, TX. The new Hays County Government Center, home to many area County offices and the judicial courts, is located at 712 South Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos. See www.co.hays.tx.us for more information and directions.