Williamson County not affected by Abbott's nixing of satellite mail-in collection boxes

Officials confirmed Oct. 2 there has been and remains only one drop-off location for mail-in ballots in Williamson County. (Courtesy Canva)
Officials confirmed Oct. 2 there has been and remains only one drop-off location for mail-in ballots in Williamson County. (Courtesy Canva)

Officials confirmed Oct. 2 there has been and remains only one drop-off location for mail-in ballots in Williamson County. (Courtesy Canva)

Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to nix satellite mail-in ballot collection booths will not affect Williamson County, Elections Director Chris Davis said.

Abbott issued a proclamation Oct. 1 limiting drop-off locations for mail-in ballots to one voting clerk office location "as publicly designated by a county’s early voting clerk" instead of several satellite locations, according to an Oct. 1 press release.

The proclamation also requires early voting clerks to observe mail-in ballot delivery. This proclamation goes into effect Oct. 2.

Texas Democrats criticized the proclamation as “blatant voter suppression” in a responding press release.

“Republicans are on the verge of losing, so Governor Abbott is trying to adjust the rules last minute,” Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa said in the press release.


Davis confirmed Oct. 2 there has been and remains only one drop-off location for mail-in ballots, which is located at Inner Loop Annex, 301 SE Inner Loop, Ste. 104, Georgetown

Registered voters in Williamson County wishing to vote by mail-in or absentee ballot are eligible if they will be away from the county on Election Day and during early voting, are disabled, are 65 years or older by Election Day, or are confined in jail.

For more information about voting in Williams County, click here.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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