Hays County Commissioners Court approves polling sites for early voting and election day, including location changes and extended hours

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Early voting and Election Day polling sites for November 2018 elections were approved by Hays County commissioners Aug. 7, with some location changes and extended hours at some sites to address a growing population.

Hays County Election Administrator Jennifer Anderson presented a list of voting sites and noted both chairs of the Democratic and Republican parties worked closely with her to find appropriate sites and times.

“We all appreciate those private locations who are allowing us to hold voting at their facilities,” Anderson said. “And this year, we’re pleased that we’ve added full-time early voting sites at Buda and Kyle city halls to accommodate those growing populations. And with the opening of the new Buda City Hall, there should be plenty of room for voters there.”

Along with the Buda and Kyle city halls added as full-time early voting sites, Eikon Church, 400 Old Post Road, Kyle, is a new early voting site also with extended hours.

Some Nov. 6 locations will be different from locations used in the past, and voters are encouraged to know their precinct number and specific voting location if they plan to vote on Election Day, Anderson said.

Location changes include Eikon Church instead of Tobias Elementary School for Precinct 127 votes, Stone Brook Senior Community, 300 S. Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, instead of Hernandez Elementary School for precincts 316 and 317 votes, and the Henly Fire Station, 7520 Creek Road, Dripping Springs, instead of the First Baptist Church for Precinct 440 votes.

Any eligible voter registered in Hays County can vote at any Hays County voting location during early voting. On Election Day, voters are required to vote at their designated precinct location. Early voting begins Oct. 22 and runs through Nov. 2. Election Day is Nov. 6.

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