By Ezekiel Ramirez
Early voting began for the Nov. 7 election. This year’s November election includes 14 state constitutional amendments that voters can approve or deny. San Marcos and other towns also have their own measures and official races on the ballot. Early voting opened Oct. 23 and will continue until Nov. 3.
Voter registration for the upcoming election has closed. Students and San Marcos residents can use My Voter Portal to check their voter registration status in Hays County.
Students are now able to vote at the LBJ Student Center room 3-21.3 during Early Voting and on Election Day. Polling sites are also open throughout Hays County. Voting locations can be found using the Hays County website.
Monday, Oct. 23 – Friday, Oct. 27: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 30 – Wednesday, Nov. 1: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 2 – Friday, Nov. 3: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Texas voters will decide on 14 Texas Propositions. These Propositions cover a wide variety of topics including education, environmental circumstances, and property taxes. Check out the example master sample ballot for more details.
For San Marcos residents, the candidates for the Council member places are as followed:
City Council Place 3: Alyssa Garza
City Council Place 4: Shane Scott, “Atom Von”Arndt
Woodcreek voters will elect a mayor and two City Council members, and will be able to vote for one, two or none of the candidates.
Mayor: Bob Hambrick, Jeff Rasco (incumbent)
City Council: Jamie Bonniwell, Debra Hines (incumbent), Krista Richardson, Aurora F. Lebrun
Kyle voters will elect a mayor and a couple of positions on City Council:
Mayor: Yvonee Flores-Cale, Travis Mitchell (incumbent), Robert Ferguson, Linda Tenorio
City Council, District 2: Robert Rizo
City Council, District 4: Jake Webb, Marc McKinney, Claudia Zapata, Lauralee Harris
Voters in Mountain City will choose three Aldermen for this upcoming election and can vote for one, two, or three candidates:
Alderman: Suzanne Hallan (incumbent), Lee Taylor (incumbent), Eric James Miller, John L. Wilson, Chris Limmer
Wayside voters will have the opportunity to choose if they are for or against Propositions A-F, which can be viewed through the master ballot. A new Director Election for Wayside Municipal Utility of Hays County will be chosen, and voters can choose one, two, three, four, five, or none of them.
Director of Municipal Utility: Jacob Harris, Luke Stewart, Alexander Key Campbell IV, Matthew Dringenberg, Ryan Jones
IDs are needed to vote. Texas does not accept student IDs for voting. For those under the age of 70, IDs can be expired to up to four years. Voters over 70 are allowed to cast their ballot with expired IDs of any time.
This is a list of valid forms of ID for voting:
If you don’t have an ID, you can bring one of these accepted alternatives:
You will have to sign a form that says you had a reasonable impediment if you bring an alternative form of ID.
Texas registered voters qualify to vote by mail if they:
The deadline to request a mail-in ballot passed on Friday, October 27. For more information about voting, click here.
Written by: Preethi Mangadu