General Election Guide: How to vote, who is on the ballot and what to know about the Nov. 3 election in Hays County

Learn where to vote, who is on the ballot and how to vote in Hays County. (Community Impact staff)
Learn where to vote, who is on the ballot and how to vote in Hays County. (Community Impact staff)

Learn where to vote, who is on the ballot and how to vote in Hays County. (Community Impact staff)

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Early voting begins Oct. 13 for the Nov. 3 General Election in Texas.

Hays County residents may cast ballots at any polling location during the early voting period, which ends Oct. 30, as well as on Election Day, Nov. 3.

The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is Oct. 23. Mail-in ballot applications must be received, not postmarked by that day.

Who is on the ballot


Hays County has a long list of contests on the ballot for the General Election, including 19 local races.

Individual ballots may vary depending on a voter’s address. To view ballots based on specific precincts within Hays County, click here.

Local


US House District 35


  • Lloyd Doggett (D)*

  • Jenny Garcia Sharon

  • Jason Mata Sr. (I)

  • Mark Loewe (L)


State Senate District 21


  • Judith Zaffirini* (D)

  • Frank Pomeroy (R)


State House District 45


  • Erin Zwiener* (D)

  • Carrie Isaac (R)


Texas Third District Court of Appeals


  • Jeff L. Rose* (R)

  • Darlene Byrne (D)


State Board of Education District 5


  • Rebecca Bell-Metereau (D)

  • Lani Popp (R)

  • Stephanie Berlin (L)



Hays County


Court at Law No. 3


  • Millie Thompson (D)

  • Tacie Zeihart* (R)


Sheriff


  • Gary Cutler* (R)

  • Alex Villalobos (D)


Tax assessor-collector


  • Jenifer O'Kane* (R)

  • Daphne Tenorio (D)


Commissioner, Precinct 1


  • Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe* (D)

  • Rodrigo Amaya, Jr. (L)


Commissioner, Precinct 3


  • Lisa Prewitt (D)

  • Lon A. Shell* (R)


Constable, Precinct 1


  • Eliseo Galarza (R)

  • David L. Peterson* (D)


Constable, Precinct 2


  • Michael Torres (D)

  • Steve Avalos (R)


Constable, Precinct 3


  • Don Montague (R)

  • Cynthia Millonzi (D)



San Marcos CISD


District 1


  • Juan Miguel Arredondo

  • James Bryant, Jr.


District 3


  • Nicholas Costilla

  • Mayra Mejia



San Marcos City Council


Mayor


  • Jane Hughson*

  • Randy Dethrow

  • Michael Hathaway

  • Juan Miguel Arredondo

  • Justin Harris


Place 3


  • Ed Mihalkanin*

  • Alyssa Garza


Place 4


  • Shane Scott

  • Mark Rockeymoore*


Place 5


  • Mark Gleason

  • Omar Baca

  • Zach Sambrano



Buda City Council


Position 1 (At-Large)


  • Matt Smith

  • LaVonia Horne-Williams


Position 2


  • Bobby Lane

  • Monica Davidson



Kyle City Council


Mayor


  • Travis Mitchell*

  • Linda Tenoria

  • David Abdel

  • Peter Parcher


District 2


  • Tracy Scheel*

  • Yvonne Flores-Cale


District 4


  • Tim Hutchion

  • Ashlee Bradshaw



Bond Elections



Hays County



2020 Bond Election


Proposition A: 2020 Hays County Parks & Open Space Bond

The issuance of $75,000,000 of bonds for the purpose of constructing, improving, renovating, equipping and acquiring land and interests in land, buildings and facilities for park and recreational purposes, including but not limited to constructing and improving parks and the acquisition of land and interests in land in connection therewith; acquiring open space and conservation land and acquiring conservation easements on land for any authorized purposes, including to ensure its availability for, recreational, or open-space use, or to protect wildlife habitat and the water quality of creeks, rivers and springs; protecting natural resources by minimizing flood risks and improving flood safety; improving connectivity through the acquisition of land, construction and improvement of trails, sidewalks and related infrastructure and the levying of a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds.

City of Kyle



Bond Election 2020


Proposition A: Public Safety Center


The issuance of general obligation bonds in the principal amount not to exceed $37,000,000 for the purpose of planning, designing, constructing, improving and equipping of a public safety facility, specifically a new police station and emergency operations center; and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.

Proposition B: Regional Sportsplex and Festival Grounds

The issuance of general obligation bonds in the principal amount not to exceed $10,000,000 for the planning, designing, constructing, improving and equipping of, and acquisition of real property for, parks in the city; and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.

City Charter amendments


Proposition C: Annexation

Shall Article I, Section 1.07, and Article II, Section 2.01, of the City Charter be amended to require consent to annexation of land by the City as required by state law and to conform annexation and disannexation procedures to state law?

Proposition D: Election Precincts and Polling Places

Shall Article V, Section 5.06 of the City Charter be amended to provide that the election precincts for City elections are those established by ordinance or state law and to provide that City Hall may be one of the polling places during City elections?

Proposition E: Council-Initiated Non-Binding Ballot Propositions

Shall Article VI, Section 6.15 (Non-binding Ballot Propositions) be added to the City Charter to authorize the City Council to call elections on ballot propositions that are non-binding in nature when the council wishes to obtain an informal indication of the city’s voters on an issue?

Proposition F: Police Department Oversight

Shall Article VII, Section 7.06 of the City Charter be amended to provide that police department procedures and policies shall be subject to review and modification by the City Council, to require the Police Chief to provide the City Council with an annual report about police department operations, and to provide for the City Council to establish a committee with oversight over standard operating policies and strategies, data sharing, and use of resources of the police department for the purpose of promoting public safety, transparency, and crime reduction through community policing models?

Proposition G: Non-Substantive

Shall Section 13.11 (Non-substantive Revisions) of the City Charter be added to grant the City Council authority to make non-substantive revisions to the City Charter for numbering, spelling, grammar, cross-references, and punctuation without obtaining separate approval of the voters in a Charter amendment election?

Where to vote


County voters can vote at any polling center on election day as opposed to having to vote at a specific precinct.

Polling locations



Buda




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

  2. Buda Elementary Upper Campus, 300 San Marcos St.

  3. Hays Hills Baptist Church, 1401 N. FM 1626

  4. McCormick Middle School, 5700 Dacy Lane

  5. Southern Hills Church of Christ, 3740 FM 967



Kyle and Uhland




  1. Chapa Middle School, 3311 Dacy Lane

  2. HCISD Administration: Arnold Transportation Building, 2103 I-35 Frontage Road

  3. Hays County Precinct 2 Office, 5458 FM 2770

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

  5. Live Oak Academy High School, 4820 Jack C. Hays Trail

  6. Tobias Elementary School, 1005 FM 150

  7. Uhland Elementary School, 2331 High Road, Uhland

  8. Wallace Middle School, 1500 W. Center St.


View a map of Buda and Kyle polling places here.

San Marcos




  1. Calvary Baptist Church,, 1906 N. I-35 Frontage Road

  2. Centro Cultural Hispano, 211 Lee St.

  3. Dunbar Center, 801 Martin Luther King Drive

  4. First Baptist Church San Marcos, 325 W. McCarty Lane

  5. Hays County Government Center, 712 S. Stagecoach Trail

  6. Hays County Transportation: Yarrington Building, 2171 Yarrington Road

  7. Live Oak Health Partners, 401 Broadway St., Ste. C

  8. Promiseland Church, 1650 Lime Kiln Road

  9. San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St.

  10. San Marcos Fire Station No. 5, 100 Carlson Circle

  11. San Marcos Housing Authority, 820 Sturgeon Drive

  12. Sinai Pentecostal Church, 208 Laredo St.

  13. South Hays Fire Station No. 12, 8301 RR 12

  14. Stone Brook Seniors Community, 300 S. Stagecoach Trail

  15. Texas State University Performing Arts Center, 405 Moon Street


View a map of San Marcos polling places here.

When to vote



Week 1




  • Tuesday, Oct. 13—Friday, Oct. 16: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Saturday, Oct. 17: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Sunday, Oct. 18: 1-6 p.m.



Week 2




  • Monday, Oct. 19—Friday, October 23: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Saturday, Oct. 24: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Sunday, Oct. 25: 1-6 p.m.



Week 3




  • Monday, Oct. 26—Friday, Oct. 30: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.



Election Day




  • Tuesday, Nov. 3: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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