Hays County Commissioners Court canvassed the 2020 election for Hays County races and the Parks and Open Spaces Bond (Proposition A) at its regular meeting on November 10, 2020.
The results of the elections are:
Judge, County Court-at-Law No. 3
Millie Thompson 53,458 Tacie Zelhart 50,602
Hays County Sheriff
Gary Cutler 53,715 Alex Villalobos 51,685
Commissioner Pct. 3
Lon Shell 12,745 Lisa Prewitt 11,739
Jenifer O’Kane 53,075 Daphne Tenorio 51,596
Commissioner Pct. 1 (uncontested)
Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, Place 1 (uncontested) Joanne Prado
Constable Pct. 1
David Peterson 18,726 Eliseo Galarza 8,489
Constable Pct. 2
Michael Torres 12,778 Steve Avalos 10,248
Constable Pct. 3
Don Montague 7,384 Cynthia Millonzi 4,085
Constable Pct. 4 (uncontested)
Constable Pct. 5 (uncontested)
Proposition A (Parks and Open Spaces)
For 71,861 Against 31,463
Elections Administrator Jennifer Anderson provided this additional update to the Court:
- Total voters 109,107 (71.03% of registered voters)
- 12,548 were mail-in ballots
- 683 were limited ballots
- Two (2) emergency ballots
- 2,113 provisional ballots; 434 were accepted by the Ballot Board
According to Anderson, most provisional ballots were due to voters that requested absentee ballots but then came to a polling location in person to vote.
“Anyone who requested an absentee ballot and then went to a polling location could vote regularly if they brought that paper ballot with them,” she said. “If they didn’t surrender a mail ballot at the polling location, they could vote provisionally until our office could verify that we have not received their paper copy.”
She added that typically, provisional voters are either not registered in Hays County or not registered in Texas.
During Commissioners Court, Anderson thanked everyone who helped make the 2020 elections run smoothly, including poll workers, county staff, and the voters.
Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra congratulated the election winners.
“I want to thank all of the candidates who ran for offices in Hays County,” he said. “I now look forward to putting the election behind us and continuing to do the work of the people of the county.”
The official Hays County Elections results shown above can also be found on our website.
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