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The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved county election precinct boundaries, which in turn will allow voter registration cards to be finalized and mailed to Hays County residents who are registered to vote.

The Commissioners Court had approved election precinct boundaries in September 2011, but adjustments those boundaries had to be thrown out when federal courts redrew congressional and state senate districts. The new map can be downloaded here.

“The changes to the precinct boundaries approved by the Commissioners Court are relatively slight compared to the original boundary map drawn in September 2011,” said Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan. “By law, we had to have our boundaries redrawn by March 20, so we are ahead of that deadline. We also expect to be able to meet the requirements for military and overseas ballots to be mailed by April 14 and new voter registration cards to be mailed by April 25.”

Copies of the map showing the new precincts will be available by early next week at all County Commissioner offices, the first-floor rotunda of the County Courthouse at 111 E. San Antonio Street and the Elections Department at the Government Center, 712 South Stagecoach Trail in San Marcos.

Voters who are currently registered to vote will automatically be mailed new voter certificates to replace the ones that expired on Dec. 31.

If you have changed your name or address contact the Hays County Voter Registration Department or call 512-393-7310 to update your information. If you are not already registered, you must register by April 30 to vote in the May 29 primary election. For more information about voting, including finding out if you are already registered, see www.votetexas.gov.

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