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Voter registration

Voter Registration Applications are available here at the Library or can be downloaded. Your application must be at least postmarked by October 7th in order for you to be able to vote in November's elections.

Information on Voting and Elections

Vote Texas
Powered by the Texas Secretary of State, this site covers many of the logistics of voting, such as registering, important dates, absentee voting, and much more.

New Voter ID Laws
A new Voter Identification Law (SB 14) was passed in 2011. Voters are now required to present an approved photo ID in order to vote in all Texas elections.
View the list of approved photo IDs.
Tome nota de la lista de fotos aprobados para identificacíon.

Register to vote
You must be registered to vote in your current precinct (determined by your address) by October 7th.
Not sure if you're registered to vote? Check here!

Hays County - Elections and Voting
All you need to know about elections and voting in Hays County.

Early Voting Information
Early voting will begin October 21st. Election day is November 5th. Follow the link to see the early voting schedule.

Hays County - Precincts Maps
Find out what precinct you live in.

City of Buda Election Information
Important information for City of Buda residents, including important dates, information for voters and candidates, and a list of declared candidates for local elections.


Make Informed Decisions

League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan group that provides educational materials to help voters be ready to make the most informed choices at the polls.
Local chapters
San Marcos Area League of Women Voters
Austin Area League of Women Voters

PolitiFact Texas
Rates the truthfulness of political statements, ranging from true to "pants-on-fire" and provides detailed articles backing up the ratings. Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.
A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics that monitors the accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in various forms of media.
A nonprofit public charity whose mission is "promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format." Many issues are addressed and include background information, "Did You Know" sections, Pro and Con sections, and links to many primary-source documents.

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