At today's Williamson County Commissioners Court meeting the League of Women Voters of Texas recognized the county for its outstanding elections website.
The site offers options for English and Spanish speakers as well as for those with disabilities. The effort is ramping up in Williamson County to get voters to the polls for the Nov. 8 general election.
Here's what you need to know about voting in Williamson County:
1. The last day to register to vote is coming up quick.
Oct. 11 is the deadline for voter registration. Prospective voters must fill out a voter registration application and either mail it to the Williamson County Election office at P.O. Box 209, Georgetown, or hand-deliver it to the county Elections Department at 301 S.E. Inner Loop, Ste. 104, Georgetown. Registration must be postmarked by Oct. 11. Voters applying to vote by mail must submit applications to the county by Oct. 28.
2. Early voting starts in less than a month.
Although Nov. 8 is the actual date of the Presidential Election, early voting is Oct. 24-Nov. 4. There will be 15 full-time early voting locations available as well as mobile sites throughout the county. Sixty-one different voting locations will be open on Election Day. Visit the county elections page for more information.
3. Williamson County is expecting its highest voter turnout yet.
In late September, Christopher Davis, the elections administrator for the county, said there were almost 300,000 people registered to vote in Williamson County.
4. Make voting fast and painless.
Davis said the easiest way to expedite the voting process is by coming prepared with the documents you need. Voters must present a valid form of photo identification when heading to the polls.
The most common forms include:
- Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- United States passport
- Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
- United States military identification card containing your photograph
A declaration form, accompanied with another supporting document, can be filled out at the polls if voters are unable to obtain one of these acceptable forms of identification.
5. Voters can map out the quickest voting locations.
Williamson County elections officials have added a mapping application to their website that allows voters to put in their location and find the closest poll to them. The application also estimates the wait-time each location is experiencing.
For more information on voting and Election Day, call 512-943-1630 or visit www.wilco.org.