Early Voting Information for Nov. 3 General ElectionEarly voting continues this week. Please see voting times text below. We are happy to see so many citizens exercising their right to vote. Please be prepared to stand in long lines. Bring water, an umbrella to help block the sun, and anything else that you may need. We have included all of the early voting centers below. For election related questions, please contact the Hays County Elections Office at 512-393-7310 or by email at email@example.com.
𝐀𝐥𝐬𝐨, 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲.
𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬: 𝐎𝐜𝐭. 𝟏𝟑, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 — 𝐎𝐜𝐭. 𝟑𝟎, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎
Monday, Oct. 19 — Friday, Oct. 23 10 AM — 7 PM
Saturday, Oct. 24 7 AM — 7 PM
Sunday, Oct. 25 1 PM — 6 PM
Monday, Oct. 26 — Friday, Oct. 30 7 AM — 7 PM
𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠
Buda City Hall
405 East Loop Street, Building 100
𝐊𝐲𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐔𝐡𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝
HCISD Admin – Arnold Transportation Building (Formerly the bus barn)
21003 Interstate 35 Frontage Road
Kyle City Hall
100 West Center Street
Live Oak Academy High School
4820 Jack C. Hays Trail
Hays County Government Center
712 South Stagecoach Trail, Northwest
Hays County Transportation – Yarrington Building
2171 Yarrington Road
Live Oak Health Partners (Formerly County Health Department)
401 Broadway Street #C
Texas State University Performing Arts Center
405 North Edward Gary Street
Dripping Springs Ranch Park
1042 Event Center Drive
Hays County Precinct 4 Office
195 Roger Hanks Parkway
Scudder Primary School
400 Green Acres Drive
Wimberley Community Center
14068 Ranch Road 12
𝐂𝐔𝐑𝐁𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄 𝐕𝐎𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆: If you are physically unable to enter the polling place without personal assistance or likelihood of injuring your health, curbside voting is available. Buda City Hall has 4 numbered curbside spaces set aside in the parking lot. Please call 512-393-7310 when you are here and an election officer will bring an e-Slate electronic voting device to you at your vehicle. Let them know that you are Buda City Hall. If you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 please consider curbside voting.
Why is there only one early voting center in Buda? The Hays County Elections Office tells us that the polling locations were recommended by the citizens committee that was appointed by municipalities, school districts, commissioners and minority representatives and organizations. They recommended locations based on availability to host the entire early voting period. Most locations are not able to have voting for two or three weeks. In addition in November Elections, polling locations must be assigned by commissioner precinct and not by municipality. Texas Election Code ensures that polling locations are balanced among commissioner Precincts in November elections.
Stay Safe in the Polling Place
Elections for the City of Buda are governed by Article V of the City Charter and the Texas Election Code. The City Clerk is the Chief Elections Officer for the City, and the City Clerk's Office administers most of the City's election related activities. The City contracts with the Hays County Elections Administrator for the conduct of the election. The following information outlines the election process for voters, candidates, and other interested parties regarding City of Buda elections.
For information on the upcoming election, including the date and location of the next election as well as which Candidates have filed for candidacy, click here.
Types of Elections:
- Regular Elections for Mayor and City Council
- Currently set to occur every November on the Uniform Election Date.
- Special Elections: Both the City Charter and state law create a number of potential Special elections that the City may have to administer. These include:
- Initiative Elections: These elections are authorized by the City Charter, and allow Citizens to draft ordinances (local laws) and place them on the ballot for consideration by the voters. If approved, ordinances adopted by initiative take effect just as if they had been passed by City Council.
- Referendum Election: These elections are authorized by the City Charter, and allow Citizens to suspend an ordinance passed by the City Council until such time as the Citizens can vote to either repeal or uphold it.
- Recall Election: These elections are authorized by the City Charter, and allow Citizens to require a sitting councilmember or mayor to face a retention election before the end of their term of office. Councilmembers subject to a recall election continue to serve unless and until they are recalled by the voters.
- Statutory Elections: Several provisions in state law require the City to hold a special election under certain circumstances. Examples include local option liquor law elections and tax rollback elections.
More information on regular and special elections can be found in Article V of the City Charter, or in the Texas Election Code.
Single Member Districts
Single Member Districts were approved in 2018. For more information on the boundaries of the districts, click here to see a inital map of the districts approved in 2018. The boundaries have been updated since 2018 due to recent annexations. Click here to see the revised map.