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February 2nd, 2009
Cowan to review 2008 election

STAFF REPORT

Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan will make a presentation Tuesday morning, in effect offering a post mortem about the county’s performance in the November elections.

The county processed a record raw number of votes in November, which saw 59,991 citizens go to the polls in an election that featured a U.S. Presidential race and a much discussed $207 million road bond issue. More than half of those voters went to early voting locations. For example, 36,353 people voted early for President, while 19,812 voted on Election Day.

Cowan said she will give the court a simple presentation on what the elections office has done in the past and what it hopes to accomplish in the future.

Commissioners will also consider a measure brought forth by Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley (R-Wimberley) that would allow Hays County employees to automatically deduct charitable donation to the United Way of Hays County from their paychecks. The county will participate in a drive with the United Way in June and July.

In other business, the court will consider the nomination and appointment of Scott Cary as the Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace in the Buda area. Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton (D-Kyle) submitted Cary’s name after vetting by a citizens’ committee.

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