What: Hays County will hold a public workshop to discuss selection of Election Judges and Alternate Judges, Vote Centers for Early Voting and Election Day, and lack of under-represented minority voting locations. Other related subjects may also be addressed.
Who: The workshop is sponsored by Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra and Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe. Elections Administrator Jennifer Anderson will attend to answer questions.
Where: Hays County Courthouse on the Square, 111 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos, 3rd floor Commissioners Courtroom.
When: 5 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2019. The meeting will be livestreamed and archived on the County website at https://hayscountytx.com. Choose the Commissioners Court dropdown and Court Video.
Background: The Hays County Commissioners Court approved the use of Vote Centers in March, and the request was subsequently officially approved by the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. Beginning in November 2019, countywide voters will be able to vote at any polling place on Election Day, just as they can during Early Voting. Potential polling locations have been selected by a committee that includes representatives from jurisdictions that contract with the County for election services. The County will also introduce new voting equipment for the November election that includes a backup paper ballot to replace its current 2004-era voting machines.