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Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Hays County to appoint citizens committee on electronic voting equipment

The Hays County Elections Commission is assembling a citizens committee to make recommendations on a new electronic voting system to replace aging equipment in use for more than a decade.

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Election 2016: Where to vote early in Hays County Democratic, Republican primaries

Early voting for the March 1 party primary elections begins Tuesday, Feb. 16 and ends Friday, Feb. 26 at locations in San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, Wimberley and Dripping Springs, according to Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Voters turning out early for bond proposals in San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley

With $77 million in proposed capital improvements on the ballot, the San Marcos CISD election is drawing higher-than-usual numbers to the polls.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Live Feed: San Marcos, Hays County Nov. 6 election results

We will post results as they are released by the Hays County Elections Administration office as well as report from candidate watch parties in San Marcos and across the county.

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Hays County voters turning out at record pace

As of the close of polls Wednesday, 9,750 residents have voted at early voting locations and 3,500 have voted by mail for a total of 13,250. That's 12.7 percent of Hays County's 104,000 registered voters.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Election 2010 Video: Hays County Sheriff debate (Tommy Ratliff vs. Gary Cutler)

Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a Democrat, tussled with Republican nominee Gary Cutler of Driftwood over the condition of the jail, department staffing and incarceration alternatives. In one of the most explosive exchanges of the League of Women Voters...

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Election 2010 Video: Hays County Judge debate (Jeff Barton vs. Bert Cobb)

Candidates for Hays County Judge — Commissioner Jeff Barton, a Buda Democrat, and Bert Cobb, a San Marcos Republican — clashed mainly on issues related to development, planning and water rights during the League of Women Voters...

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Election ’09: Where you vote today

Where do you cast a ballot in the Nov. 3 election San Marcos City Council (or state constitutional amendment election)? Check this map.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Bill Clinton stops in San Marcos during last-minute campaign swing

Former President Bill Clinton made a surprise stop in San Marcos on Tuesday as voters statewide were deciding the next turn in a rollicking election season.