At the end of early voting for the May 1 election, Hays County residents cast 4,869 ballots, with 204 delivered in the mail and 4,665 cast at six in-person voting locations.

Hays County has 142,676 voters with active registrations, which means the county has a participation rate of 3.41%.

There are 12 voting locations on election day.

Depending on where they reside in the county, voters can decide on six Hays CISD bond propositions, two HCISD board positions and a San Marcos CISD board position. Other ballot items include bond propositions for a new utility district in Buda, which would cover a planned 531-development in Buda annexed in 2020 called Cole Springs. The North Hays Municipal Utility District also has director positions on the ticket.

Residents of Dripping Springs may vote on City Council positions and Dripping Springs ISD board positions.

The previous May election was held in 2019 due to cancellations of last year's due to the pandemic. In that election, there were 73,329 registered voters and a total of 5,021 votes were cast, which provides a voter turnout of 6.85%.

More information on the election may be found on the Hays County elections webpage.