What to know ahead of early voting Oct. 18 for Nov. election in Hays County

Early voting in Hays County begins Oct. 18 for the Nov. 2 election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Early voting in Hays County begins Oct. 18 for the Nov. 2 election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Early voting in Hays County begins Oct. 18 for the Nov. 2 election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Early voting for the November election will run from Oct. 18-29 for city council seats and local and statewide propositions. Here are some things to know before heading to the polls.

Who is on the ballot?

Buda City Council has two seats up for election. Virginia Jurika, LaVonia Horne-Williams and Emily Jones are running for the at large Position 3. Read about their candidate forum here.

The incumbent for the single-member District A seat, Paul Daugereau, is running unopposed.

Donny Wills, Daniela Parsley and Leah Kaufman are up against the incumbent, Rick Koch, for the Kyle City Council District 5 seat.


The incumbent for the District 6 seat, Michael Tobias, is running unopposed.

Zachariah Sambrano is running against the incumbent, Mark Gleason, for the Place 5 seat on San Marcos City Council.

Former City Council members Jude Prather and Mark Rockeymoore are running for the Place 6 seat. Read about their candidate forum here.

What local propositions are on the ballot?

The city of Buda bond election has two propositions totaling $89.66 million.

Proposition A is a $73.57 million bond measure for transportation improvements such as road work, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, and more.

Proposition B is a $16.09 million bond measure for parks and recreation improvements, such as acquiring land for additional parks, expansions to existing parks and more.

The city of San Marcos has 13 propositions, all of which are amendments to the city’s charter. Amendments include setting a new statement of goals for the city, establishing term limits for City Council seats and the mayor, removing the requirement of the council’s approval for appointment of positions and more.

Where to vote?


When to vote? Hays County polls will be open Oct. 18-22 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 25-27 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 28-29 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day.

Requirements and mail-in information Voters must have registered to vote by Oct. 4. Voters must bring a valid form of government identification: a driver's license, an identification card, an election ID certificate, a handgun license, a citizenship certificate, a military I.D. or a passport. The last day to vote by mail is Oct. 22. Voters can turn their mail-in ballot to the Hays County early voting clerk at 712 S. Stagecoach Trail, Ste. 1012, San Marcos. Mailed-in ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 2.
By Zara Flores
Zara joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in August 2021. Prior to CI, she interned at Picket Fence Media in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton where she was assistant news editor for the Daily Titan and copy editor for Tusk Magazine. Zara covers education, business, government and more for Buda, Kyle and San Marcos.


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