Democrats outpace Republicans in Hays County primary election early voting totals so far

More than 1,800 votes have already been cast for the March 6 primaries in Hays County.

More than 1,800 votes have already been cast for the March 6 primaries in Hays County.

A little more than 1,800 Hays County citizens have cast their ballots so far for the March 6 primary election, and at the end of the first day of early voting Tuesday, the Democratic party had more mail-in ballots and early voting ballots cast than the Republican party.

The first day of early voting brought a total of 929 people to the polls, with 448 Hays County residents casting votes for the Democratic Party and 481 residents casting votes for the Republican party, according to voting data provided by Hays County Elections Administrator Jennifer Anderson.

More mail-in ballots for the Democratic party than the Republican party were received. Out of the 878 ballot-by-mail entries received, 524 were cast for the Democratic Party and 354 were cast for the GOP.

The Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR 12, Wimberley, reported the highest number of early voting ballots at 248, with 149 cast for the Republican party.

Early voting runs through March 2, and Election Day is March 6. Polling locations and the voter ID requirement can be found here.

By Marie Albiges
Marie Albiges was the editor for the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covered San Marcos City Council, San Marcos CISD and Hays County Commissioners Court. Marie previously reported for the Central Austin edition. Marie moved to Austin from Williamsburg, Va. in 2016 and was born in France. She has since moved on from Community Impact in May 2018.


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