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October 13th, 2009
Early voting to begin Monday

STAFF REPORT

Tuesday, Hays County Elections Administrator and Voter Registrar Joyce Cowan announced early voting dates and locations for the Nov. 3 election.

All Hays County voters are eligible to vote on state constitutional amendments recommended by the latest state legislature. Voters in San Marcos will vote on two city council seats (Places 5 and 6), while residents of Hays Emergency Services District No. will vote on a local sales and use tax. Residents in Driftwood will vote on an ad valorem tax for the Driftwood Economic Development Municipal Management District.

Early voting takes place Oct. 19-30 and early voters can vote at any location within the county. Voters who don’t take advantage of early voting must vote at their designated Election Day polling places between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 3.

“Odd-numbered years are ‘off’ election years, so we combine many of the election-day locations because of anticipated low voter turnout,” Cowan said. “However, we’ve made it as easy as possible for voters to understand and participate in the voting process, with sample ballots and other useful information, including demonstrations on how to use voting equipment, on our Web site at http://www.elections.co.hays.tx.us/.”

Hays County offers printed and audio information in English and Spanish at its polling locations, and assistance for voters with special needs. Anyone with questions or special needs is invited to review the Frequently Asked Questions on the web site or contact the Hays County Elections Office at (512) 393-7310 or elections@co.hays.tx.us.

The City of San Marcos website has additional voting information for its residents at www.sanmarcostx.gov.

Voting at the Hays County Elections Administration Office, located at 401-C Broadway Street in San Marcos, will take place during every day of the early voting period. The polling place will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct 20-23 and Oct. 27-30. The site will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Voting will take place at the San Marcos Public Library (625 East Hopkins Street) every day of the early voting period. The polls at the library will open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19-23 and Oct. 26-Oct. 30. The library also will be open for voting on Oct. 24 from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Following is the schedule for early voting at other locations across Hays County:

Monday, Oct. 19

Kyle City Hall
100 W Center Street
Kyle
11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Dripping Springs ISD Office
510 West Mercer Street
Dripping Springs
11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

LBJ Student Center
700 Student Center Drive
San Marcos
10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 22

LBJ Student Center
700 Student Center Drive
San Marcos
10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wimberley Community Center
14068 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley
11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23

Buda City Hall
121 North Main Street
Buda
11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Buda City Hall
121 North Main Street
Buda
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Kyle City Hall
100 West Center Street
Kyle
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dripping Springs ISD Office
510 West Mercer Street
Dripping Springs
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wimberley Community Center
14068 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 26

Kyle City Hall
100 West Center Street
Kyle
11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Dripping Springs ISD Office
510 West Mercer Street
Dripping Springs
11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Wimberley Community Center
14068 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley
11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 30

Buda City Hall
121 North Main Street
Buda
11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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