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Here's What You Need To Know To Vote Early In The 2018 Texas Primary Runoffs

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT

It’s go time (again)!

Early voting in the Democratic and Republican primary runoffs runs through May 18. You may have only a few races (or none at all) on your ballot, depending on where you live.

What's On Your Ballot?

First, check to make sure you're registered by going here and putting in your information.

Registered? OK! Put your address into the tool below, pick the party primary you vote in and then see what's on your ballot.

By now you might know what’s on the ballot and whom you want to vote for. Today, we'll give you the most important information you need to participate in our democracy: where to vote.

Here’s a rundown of where to go for the counties that make up Central Texas.

Travis County

Travis County has 22 early voting locations, along with several mobile voting sites.

Each will be open May 14-18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Times for the mobile sites vary by location.

Don’t want to wait in line? Find out which polling places have the shortest waits in the map below.

Bastrop County

There are four places you can vote early in Heart of the Lost Pines:

  • The courthouse annex in Bastrop
  • Smithville City Hall
  • Cedar Creek United Methodist Church
  • Elgin Public Library

Each will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 14 through 17, and May 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Find additional information and addresses of the polling places here.

Blanco County

There are two early voting locations in Blanco County, but only one will be open for the entire early voting period.

The Johnson City Courthouse Annex polling place at 101 E Cypress St. will be open May 14 through 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The South Blanco Annex polling place at 402 Blanco Ave. in Blanco will be open ONLY on May 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Caldwell County

You’ve got two polling sites to pick from during early voting in the heart of Texas BBQ country: the Scott Annex building in Lockhart and the Luling Civic Center in, you guessed it, Luling.

Scott Annex (1403 Blackjack St., Lockhart)

  • May 14-17: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 18: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Luling Civic Center (333 E. Austin Ave., Luling)

  • May 14-17: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 18: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Find more information about voting in Caldwell County on its election website.

Hays County

The third-fastest growing county in the county has five polling locations and a handful of mobile polls that will move around.

The main polling place at the Hays County Government Center Conference Room (712 S. Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos) will be open May 14 through 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Live Oak/Hays County Health Department polling place (401 A Broadway St., San Marcos) will be open May 14 through 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hays County Precinct 2 Office (5458 FM 2770, Kyle) will be open May 14—18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The polling place at the Wimberley Community Center (14068 RR 12, Wimberley) will be open May 15 through 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Hays County Precinct 4 Office polling place (195 Roger Hanks Pkwy., Dripping Springs) will be open May 14 and 15 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and May 16 through 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

For more information and locations of the mobile polling sites, visit the Hays County Elections website.

Williamson County

Austin’s neighbor to the north, the 14th-fastest growing county in the country, will have 14 permanent polling locations, along with a few mobile sites.

They'll be open May 14 through 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Times vary at the mobile locations, so be sure to check before you head out for when and where those sites will pop up.

Outside These Counties

Now you might be thinking: But I don’t live in one of those six counties, where do I vote?

If you live anywhere else in Texas, you can go to the Texas Secretary of State’s voting site to find out where your county has polling locations.

So figure out what’s on your ballot, find your polling location and make your voice heard. Early voting lasts until May 18. Election Day is May 22.

Matt Largey is the Projects Editor at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mattlargey.
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