Kerr County residents who aren’t already registered to vote in Kerr County and want to vote in the upcoming March 1 Primary Election have until Monday, January 31, to register to vote. According to the Kerr County Elections Office, potential voters can visit https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp to access an official voter registration form. All voter registration forms must be postmarked by January 31.
Applications may also be submitted in person at the Kerr County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registration Office, located in Suite 124 on the first floor of the Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main Street in Kerrville. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Early, in-person voting in the March 1 Primary Election begins on Monday, February 14, and continues until Friday, February 25. Those individuals choosing to cast their ballots during the early voting period may do so at the Hill Country Youth Exhibit Center, 3785 TX 27 in Kerrville, or at the Ingram ISD Administration Building, 510 College Street in Ingram.
Voters who qualify to vote by mail may request a ballot be sent to them no later than Friday, February 18 (request received deadline, not postmarked.) In order to be qualified to vote by mail, a person must either: be 65 years of age or older, disabled, out of the country on election day and during the period of early voting by personal appearance, or confined in jail, but otherwise eligible to vote.
Kerr County voters casting their ballots through the United States Postal Service must make sure that their ballots are received no later than Tuesday, March 1 (Election Day) at 5 p.m., if the carrier envelope is not postmarked. Ballots that are postmarked should be received no later than 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 – the next business day after the statewide Texas Independence Day Holiday on Wednesday.
Balloting on election day March 1 will be performed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in 20 various precinct locations around Kerr County. Local contested positions included on the primary ballots include: the Kerr County District Clerk and Kerr County Commissioner Precinct 2.
Ballots for the Democratic Primary and Republican Primary include candidates running for the Texas Attorney General’s seat, as well as Lt. Governor, Texas Attorney General, Texas Land Commissioner, Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Texas Comptroller, Texas Railroad Commissioner, three seats on the Texas Supreme Court, positions on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Texas State Board of Education, as well as various Texas House and Texas Senate Districts, and U.S. House district positions. In addition to candidates for elected office, Republican voters will consider 10 different propositions.
Sample ballots will soon be available to view at: https://www.co.kerr.tx.us/elections/. For more information, visit https://www.co.kerr.tx.us/elections/.