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November 3rd, 2009
Election Day arrives in San Marcos, Hays County


Tuesday is Election Day in San Marcos and throughout Hays County, though this off off-year ballot is one of the lightest in the election cycle.

However, the action in San Marcos will involve two city council races. In Place 6, two-term incumbent John Thomaides, a small business owner, is defending his seat against beauty consultant Monica Garcia and retired civil servant Anita Fuller. In Place 5, where incumbent Pam Couch decided to not run, the hopefuls are vying to take her place. Those candidates are academic advisor Lisa Marie Coppoletta, small business owner Shaune Maycock and homebuilder Ryan Thomason, who is on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z).

The election also will decide the fate of 11 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. The amendments all were passed by the state legislature this year before going to the voters.

Ten different polling locations are to be open in San Marcos from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voters in Precincts 110 and 113 vote at the Hays County Elections Office, located at 401-C Broadway Street. Voters in Precincts 111 and 112 vote at the Dunbar Center, located at 801 Martin Luther King Drive.

Voters in Precinct 114 vote at Allen Woods Homes at 1201 Thorpe Lane. Voters in Precinct 116 vote at Hernandez Intermediate School, located at 333 Stagecoach Trail. Voters in Precinct 120 vote at the San Marcos Housing Office, 820 Sturgeon.

Voters in Precinct 315 go to Doris Miller Junior High School at 301 Foxtail Run. Voters in Precinct 330 go to the Lamar Annex at 500 West Hutchison Street.

Voters in Precincts 332 and 334 go to the Old Fish Hatcher Building at 201 North C.M. Allen Parkway. Voters in Precincts 331 and 336 go to Horizon Bay (formerly Merrill Gardens) at 1720 RR 12.

For a complete list of polling locations in Hays County, click here.

For a complete sample ballot for Hays County, click here.

(Editor’s note: The above has been revised to show that there are ten voting locations in San Marcos.)

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0 thoughts on “Election Day arrives in San Marcos, Hays County

  1. Here’s to the turnout of “El Dia de Los Muertos” Week, which promised to be so much better and more democratic than in Cinco de Mayo Week. Our very professional County Election Clerk, Joyce Cowan, based on her longstanding experience and an uncanny wisdom, predicts around 5-6% turnout. Not quite so good as the once customary 8-12%, but surely a better CLASS of voters–just so long as they don’t drag their partisan baggage into a non-partisan arena.

    Another great idea born of great leadership.

  2. Billy,

    The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls’ Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.The celebration occurs on November 1st, and November 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints’ Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls’ Day which occurs on November 2nd.

    Your choice of Cinco de Mayo and Dia de Los Muertos as references to the May and November elections is (in the least) offensive to a portion on the public you once represented. I suggest you use Election day in the future but I am sure you see nothing wrong with your comments, then and now.

  3. Puleeeze! Just relax. I’m sure he meant no ill will to you or your sensitivities, with that mention. In fact, probably quite the opposite.

  4. There are several more polling locations in San Marcos, not just six. For example, I’m in Precinct 332, and I’m supposed to vote at the Old Fish Hatchery building at 201 N C.M. Allen Pkwy. Anyway the other locations are on the list you linked.

  5. Looks like Thomaides won and it will be a runoff between Thomason and Coppoletta. Too bad Thomason did not get a few more votes so we don’t have to go through this again!

  6. Well, it looks like an amazing 7% turnout this time around. See Mr. Moore, turnout was 15-20% higher than all that pessimistic 5-6% talk.

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