Hays County

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The League partners with the 2020 U.S. Census

The U.S. Census determines state and local funding of services for the next decade and is used in redistricting.

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Voting By Mail promotes voter and poll worker safety

COVID-19 poses significant risks to voters. The League advocates that eligible voters apply to vote by mail.

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The League advocates for Fair Maps and protests gerrymandering

League members rally for Fair Maps and against gerrymandering. Fair maps protect voters rights.

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Candidates forums and debates are part of the League's mission to educate voters

The League hosts nonpartisan forums that allow voters to educate themselves on the candidates and issues.

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League's VOTE411 nonpartisan educational tool helps voters of all ages

2020 Webby People's Voice Award Winner, VOTE411.org allows voters to prepare to cast an informed vote.

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Texas still does not have online voter registration!  Fill out, print, sign & mail in your application today!

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100 Years of Women Having the Right to Vote in Texas

Hays County League members help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Texas League.

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Backpack Full of Cash fundraiser and educational event

LWV Hays County's Team DS host panelists on the topic of charter schools vs. public education.

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Hays County voters try proposed new voting machines

LWV HaysCo program gives attendees opportunities to try proposed new voting machines.

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New voting machines being tried with Hays County elections staff assisting

LWV HaysCo program "Safeguarding Voters Rights" allows a chance to try proposed voting machines.

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Educating voters on Safeguarding Voters Rights

Learning about transitioning to use of Vote Centers on Election Day.

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Educational program on Vote Centers hosted by LWV Hays County

Elections administrators in neighboring county discuss the transition to use of Vote Centers on Election Day.

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Program on Supporting Fair and Just Voting

League hosts experts on 2019 Texas legislative session expected issues, including voter suppression.

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Annual Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser and Silent Auction

Dorothy Knight and Jan Rudnicki check silent auction bids during 31st Annual Texas Wine and Beer Tasting

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Teresa with Team DS presents DEI program to League members

Program on Expanding Voter Participation by being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization

Texas State University students wait for polls to open on Election Day

The League monitored Texas State University students' access to voting in the 2018 mid-terms.

Students wait for polls to open at the LBJ Student Center, November 6, 6:30 a.m.

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Registering college students creates life-long voters

Registering and educating young voters is a primary activity of League members.

Participants in a joint deputy voter registration training for Travis and Hays counties.

Training voter registrars

Hays and Travis county LWV members participate in joint deputy voter registrar training.

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LWV HaysCo challenges voting barriers faced by Texas State University students

A threatend lawsuit ensured Texas State University students had more days and hours to vote.

Hays County

 

The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing political candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.
Our mission is Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. 

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Sign up now for the Candidate Forums using these links.

You can submit questions/topics to lwvhaysco [at] gmail.com for candidates and races up to a week before each forum. Please specify which candidate or race they address.

Read all the details here.

 

Hays County Certified Ballot (2020 General Election)

 

The Texas Secretary of State's Office has released the official ballot for Hays County. By law the ballot order is set with candidates of the party of the Governor listed first. That is a change effective for the first time for the 2020 election. (Previously candidates drew for ballot order.)

The Republican candidate is listed first, followed by the Democratic candidate, then Libertarian, and Green or Independent party candidates after that. Check your location to be sure of which Congressional race you are eligible to vote in. The county is divided between three Congressional Districts. Likewise your location will determine which County Commissioner's precinct you are in as well as your Constable's precinct. All the options are listed but you will only vote for those who serve your location.

Local city and school board races are not listed on the ballot at the link. 

Note: This preview ballot shows all races different voters in different locales in the county will be able to vote on. Your ballot will not include races for which you would not be able to vote. Check your Voter Certificate to find out which races you are eligible to vote in.

Compare the candidates' positions and print out your own ballot choices to take with you to the polls. The QR code will take you to Vote411.org where you can choose your candidates and print out a personalized ballot.

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If you received a mail-in ballot, you have three options: return it in person to the Hays County Elections Office; vote in person by either surrendering your mail-in ballot to be voided or voting a provisional ballot, or return your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

Eligible to Vote by Mail? Make a Plan
Do you want to avoid voting in person if possible? Review the following steps to vote by mail and get going on steps 1 through 3 right away.

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Press release — The LWV of Hays County will hold 6 virtual candidate forums for Hays County positions. See which races are covered, dates, and how to watch here.

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Action Alerts

One of our nation’s most critical essential services is under attack. The United States Postal Service serves every American household delivering essential supplies, paychecks, census mailers, and much more.

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Official Hays County polling locations adopted by the Commissioners Court on August 11th for the 2020 General Election. Click to view enlarged. 

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Tues., Nov 3 – General Election

• Register to vote by: Oct 5
• Early Voting: Oct 13 – Oct 30
• Mail-in ballot request rec'd by
Oct 23; Ballot rec'd by Nov 3

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We are in the midst of a pandemic. The U.S. Post Office tells us they will not beable to handle the volume of mail-in ballots expected in this election.

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Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 extended the early voting period for the November election by six days, citing continued challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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You can still respond to the 2020 Census online, by mail or by phone. Deadline for all responses is September 30, 2020. Don’t have the code? Just use your address when responding. Visit my2020census.gov to respond

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Please vote by mail
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The League strongly encourages all voters eligible to vote by mail to apply for a mail-in ballot rather than waiting. The elections office will likely be handling a large volume of requests

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Six Hays County candidate forums have been scheduled for the fall general election. Each will take place over Zoom webinar and will be recorded. Recordings will be linked within 48 hours after each forum. Space will be limited for attending the webinars. and sign-up information will be provided to League members, the campaigns, and the public.