2020 Dem Primary Voter

Are you ready to vote in Hays County?

Countywide Polling Sites

There were big changes to elections in Hays County in 2019.

Now you can vote at any polling site on Election Day. In the past, voters had to vote at their assigned precinct. The new countywide polling system allows registered voters to cast a ballot at any Hays County vote center, regardless of the precinct in which they live.

Moved Polling Sites

Some polling sites have changed. See the links below to see lists of the new polling sites.

Primary Early Voting Sites Map

bit.ly/HCPEV20

Primary Election Day Sites Map

bit.ly/HCPED20

Important Upcoming Election Dates

  • Feb. 18 — First Day of Early Voting
  • Feb. 21 — Last Day to Apply for a Vote by Mail Ballot
  • (Received not postmarked)
  • Feb. 28 — Last Day of Early Voting
  • March 3 — Election Day

New Voting Machines

For the first time since 2004, Hays County has new voting machines. The new voting machines are called ballot marking devices and feature improvements over the previous machines.

  • Voter-friendly electronic voter interface
  • Easy-to-read, anonymous printed vote records
  • ADA-compliant accessible interfaces

Watch a Video to See How the Machines Work

www.vimeo.com/358837470

Interactive Voting Location Maps

Early Voting Locations Map

Click on the map below to open an interactive map to see specific locations around the county.

Election Day Voting Location Map

Click on the map below to open an interactive map to see specific locations around the county.

Why should you vote in the Democratic Primary Election?

  • Democrats can capture a majority in the Texas House by holding current seats and flipping 9 more!
  • Texas House members will redraw congressional districts in the 2021 legislative session. More Democrats means fairer maps.
  • By voting in the Democratic Primary, you are documented as a Democrat, making it easier for candidates to reach out to you during future elections.
  • More participation now means better turnout in November’s general election.

Who's on the ballot?

Read candidate questionnaire answers on the League of Women Voters' Vote411 website, which features a customized ballot based on your address.

Also, you can read candidate campaign announcements that were provided by candidates to the Hays County Democratic Party.

What else is on the ballot?

Read the 2020 Democratic Party Primary Ballot Propositions in English and Spanish before going to the polls.

Democratic Party 2020 Propositions

As Democrats, we must uplift the candidates who fight for our fundamental issues, and we must also advocate for the bold ideas that will pave the way for growth and prosperity in Texas. We’re championing a Texas Bill of Rights because Texas families deserve to shape the future of our great state.

Our Texas Bill of Rights will be voted on by Texans in the Democratic Primary Election and will guide our party, our campaigns, and our movement in the 2020 election.

Proposition #1 — Right to Healthcare

Should everyone in Texas have a right to quality healthcare, protected by a universally accessible Medicare-style system that saves rural hospitals, reduces the cost of prescription drugs, and guarantees access to reproductive healthcare?

Proposition #2 — Right to a 21st Century Public Education

Should everyone in Texas have the right to high-quality public education from pre-k to 12th grade, and affordable college and career training without the burden of crushing student loan debt?

Proposition #3 — Right to Clean Air, Safe Water, and a Responsible Climate Policy

Should everyone in Texas have the right to clean air, safe water, affordable and sustainable alternative energy sources, and a ​responsible climate policy that recognizes and addresses the climate crisis as a real and serious threat that impacts every aspect of life on this planet?

Proposition #4 — Right to Economic Security

Should everyone in Texas have the right to economic security, where all workers have earned paid family and sick leave, training to prepare for future economies, and a living wage that respects their hard work?

Proposition #5 — Right to Dignity & Respect

Should everyone in Texas have the right to a life of dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment anywhere, including businesses and public facilities, no matter how they identify, the color of their skin, whom they love, socioeconomic status, disability status, housing status, or from where they come?

Proposition #6 — Right to Be Free from Violence

Should everyone in Texas have the right to live a life free from violence—gun violence, racial hatred, terrorism, domestic violence, bullying, harassment or sexual assault—so Texans can grow in a safe environment?

Proposition #7 — Right to Housing

Should everyone in Texas have the right to affordable and accessible housing and modern utilities (electricity, water, gas, and high-speed internet) free from any form of discrimination?

Proposition #8 — Right to Vote

Should every eligible Texan have the right to vote, made easier by automatic voter registration, the option to vote-by-mail, guaranteed early and mobile voting stations, and a state election holiday — free from corporate campaign influence, foreign and domestic interference, ​and ​gerrymandering?

Proposition #9 — Right to a Fair Criminal Justice System

Should everyone in Texas have the right to a fair criminal justice system that treats people equally, uses proven methods for de-escalating situations instead of excessive force, and puts an end to the mass and disproportionate incarceration of people of color for minor offenses?

Proposition #10 — Immigrant Rights

Should there be a just and fair comprehensive immigration reform solution that includes an earned path to citizenship for law-abiding immigrants and their children, keeps families together, protects DREAMers, and provides workforce solutions for businesses?

Proposition #11 — Right to Fair Taxation

Should Texas establish equitable taxation for people at all income levels and for businesses and corporations, large and small, so our state government can fund our educational, social, infrastructure, business, and all government services to improve programs necessary for all Texans to thrive?