Early voting in the May 29 primary runoff election ended July 27, with 4,013 Hays County residents casting their ballots early, according to the county's elections office.
That number represents 4.1 percent of the county's 97,597 registered voters. Of the votes cast, 3,621 were Republican votes and 392 were cast for Democrats, according to figures provided by Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan.
The single biggest day of voting was Friday, with the largest number of ballots—390 total votes for both parties—cast at the recently added Buda polling location.
Hays County Commissioners had added the fifth location in Buda after concerned citizens visited commissioners court to request a polling place in the city.
Voters were allowed to cast their ballots at any location during early voting, but must vote at their home precinct on Election Day, July 31. Polls are open from 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
More information on voting locations, including maps, is available on the Hays County website.
On the ballot
U.S. senate—Democrats Paul Sadler and Grady Yarbrough, and Republicans Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst
U.S. representative, District 25—Republicans Wes Riddle and Roger Williams
Railroad commissioner—Republicans Warren Chisum and Christi Craddick
Railroad commissioner—Republicans Greg Parker and Barry Smitherman
Supreme Court justice, Place 4—Republicans John Devine and David Medina
State Senate, District 25—Republicans Dr. Donna Campbell and Jeff Wentworth
District Judge, 22nd Judicial District—Republicans Bruce Boyer and David S. Glickler
Precinct chairman, all Republican candidates
Precinct 225—David C. Crowell and Stuart G. Hoyt
Precinct 226—Katherine Bowman and Darryl Swann
Precinct 232—Pat T. W. Chisholm, Thomas Doebner and George Butler
Precinct 335—Philip W. Koch and Mary Joe Roddie
Precinct 337—Dean Miller and Craig Young
Precinct 414—Riley Inks and Thomas E. LeVrier
Precinct 419—James R. Clements and Jaime Torres
Precinct 444—Linda Kinney and Mandy Taylor
Precinct 447—Don Meador and Paul Velte
Precinct 449—Kenneth R. Hamburger and Mary Pat Paul