Secretary of state approves WilCo to use vote centers

Williamson County has been approved by the Texas Secretary of State's office to use vote centers in the Nov. 5 election.

According to a July 29 news release from Williamson County, the Countywide Polling Place program was used successfully in the May election and has been implemented successfully in Travis County.

Electronic vote centers allow voters to cast their ballots at any location in their county instead of within specified precincts. The vote center concept is similar to early voting, which is all-electronic and also allows voters to vote at any polling location.

Paper ballots will be available through ballot by mail for registered voters who are age 65 and older, disabled or out of the county on Election Day and for the entirety of early voting, according to the release. Voters may apply for ballot by mail this year beginning Sept. 6. The Williamson County Elections Office must receive applications by Oct. 25.

Oct. 7 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election. Early voting runs from Oct. 21–Nov. 1.

For more information on Williamson County elections, visit www.wilco.org/elections.