Eligible to Vote by Mail? Make a Plan
Do you want to avoid voting in person if possible? Perhaps you are not afraid for yourself, but you suspect that the COVID precautions and record turnout will slow things down. You don’t want to wait for hours and contribute to other people’s waiting time. You also know that Hays County is expecting a record number of mail ballots this fall. Like good citizens everywhere, you are concerned about what is happening to the United States Post Office and how it might affect voting by mail. Now that we have all that established, it is time to act. Review the following steps to vote by mail and get going on steps 1 through 3 right away.
Step 1: Check your voter registration
Do this even if you plan to vote in person. Go to the Secretary of State’s Am I Registered? form by clicking here. Verify that your Voter Status is ACTIVE.
Make sure that your voting address is correct, and click “Change your Address” if it is not. Your address will determine which down-ballot positions you get to vote on. If you change your address after October 3rd, it will not take effect for this election. You can still vote, but you will have to use the ballot from your old address.
If this tool does not show that you have an active registration (and you are sure you registered), contact the Hays County Elections Office at elections [at] co.hays.tx.us or 512-393-7310.
If you plan to vote in person, check this again before you go to vote. The lists will not be purged between now and the election, but mistakes could happen.