Hays County early voting locations now open for primary runoff elections

There will be six early voting locations where residents can cast ballots. (Community Impact staff)
There will be six early voting locations where residents can cast ballots. (Community Impact staff)

There will be six early voting locations where residents can cast ballots. (Community Impact staff)

Early voting for the July 14 elections began June 29 and will run through July 10, with polls closed July 3-4 for the Fourth of July. Hays County residents will have the opportunity to vote at one of six locations in the county.

In efforts to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the county is recommending that all voters wash their hands before entering and wear face coverings while in the polling locations. The county also recommends that voters maintain 6 feet of distance when possible.


According to Hays County, early voting will be open June 29-July 2 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., July 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and July 6-10 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Early voting will be available at the following voting sites.

  • Live Oak Health, 401A Broadway St., San Marcos

  • Hays County Government Center, 712 S. Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos

  • Kyle City Hall, 100 W. Center St., Kyle

  • Buda City Hall, 405 E. Loop St., Bldg. 100, Buda

  • Hays County Precinct 4 Office, 195 Roger Hanks Parkway, Dripping Springs

  • Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR 12, Wimberley



Democratic ballot


U.S. senator


  • Mary “MJ” Hegar

  • Royce West


Railroad Commissioner


  • Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo

  • Chrysta Castaneda


Hays County Democratic Party chair


  • Donna Haschke

  • Angela “Tia Angie” Villescaz




Republican ballot


U.S. representative, District 35


  • Jenny Garcia Sharon

  • “Guillermo” William Hayward


State board of education, District 5


  • Lani Popp

  • Robert Morrow


State representative, District 45


  • Kent “Bud” Wymore

  • Carrie Isaac


By Evelin Garcia
Evelin Garcia covers local government, education, business and development as the reporter of Community Impact Newspaper's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle edition. Evelin is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in international studies.


MOST RECENT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee recommended Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine for emergency authorization use Feb. 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recommended for emergency authorization use by FDA

This is the third COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved for emergency authorization use after those produced by pharmaceutical company Pfizer and biotechnology company Moderna.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
H-E-B to open in Oak Hill in Aug.; comedy club coming to The Domain and more news from February

Read business and community news from the past month from Central Texas.

Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)
Jo's Coffee opens in Central Austin; new restaurant coming to Georgetown Square and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Any repairs using new pipes or fittings require a permit, which can be applied for by property owners or registered plumbers. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plumbing permit fees in San Marcos to be waived temporarily

Any repairs using new pipes or fittings require a permit, which can be applied for by property owners or registered plumbers.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

No street address has yet been assigned to the property, but the agricultural land lies closest to Bunton Creek Road and borders the southern boundary of Lehman High School. (Screen shot courtesy city of Kyle)
Kyle City Council approves residential zoning of 29 acres in first of two votes

The land, which was annexed by Kyle earlier this year, is next to Lehman High School and would allow 5.5 houses per acre.

Photo of Judge Brown in a mask and orange vest with megaphone
Travis County and 3 Central Texas neighbors to pilot mass vaccination site

Some 3,000 people will be vaccinated at a drive-thru event at the Circuit of The Americas this weekend.

In-person instruction at three Hays CISD campuses has yet to resume due to ongoing work necessitated by last week's severe weather. (Courtesy Hays CISD)
Three Hays CISD campuses still not ready for in-person learning due to last week's severe weather

In-person instruction at three Hays CISD campuses has yet to resume due to ongoing work necessitated by last week's severe weather.

Superintendent Michael Cardona presented the figures to the school board Feb. 22. (Screenshot courtesy SMCISD)
Latest San Marcos CISD figures show number of students attending in-person classes steadily increasing

The total number of in-person students throughout the district's campuses went from 3,523 on Jan. 25 to 4,712 on Feb. 11—a 33.75% increase.