A printed voter guide for the 14 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution is available in Kerr County at the following locations: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, Dietert Center, and Doyle Community Center. The guide is nonpartisan and produced by the League of Women Voters Texas and is distributed free of charge by the local League of Women Voters. The League does not oppose or support any of the amendments, but presents an explanation of each amendment and arguments for and against each amendment.
The League of Women Voters – Hill Country Texas has created a one-page document listing the 14 amendments which includes a column for voters to make a note with their decision on each amendment. This page also includes lists of when and where Kerr County voters can vote for Early Voting and on Election Day. All of this information is available online at www.lwvhillcountrytexas.org.
Early Voting begins on Monday, October 23 and ends on Friday, November 3. Election Day is on Tuesday, November 7. The last day to request a ballot to vote by mail is Friday, October 27. All applications must be received at the election department on or before Friday, October 27. The Kerr County Election Dept. is located in the Kerr County Courthouse located at 700 Main Street, Suite 124 in Kerrville. For additional information, visit www.kerrcountytx.gov.
There are two locations to cast a ballot for Early Voting in Kerr County, the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX85 TX27, and at the West Kerr County Courthouse Annex, 510 College Street in Ingram. Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots at the following times and dates: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday, Oct. 23-27; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3. No voting will be offered on Saturdays or Sundays.
To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, one of the following must apply: be 65 years or older; be sick or disabled; be out of the county on Election Day and during the period of early voting; be expected to give birth within 3 weeks before or after Election Day; be confined in jail but otherwise eligible. Texas law requires voters applying for mail-in ballots to include either their driver’s license/state-issued personal ID/election identification certification numbers or the last four digits of their social security number on the application.
The elections office must receive your marked ballot by 7 p.m. on Election Day unless: the postmarked ballot was mailed within the U.S. from non-military voters and from any military voters who submitted a mail-in ballot application. In this case, it must be received by 5 p.m. the first business day after Election Day; The ballot was submitted from outside the U.S. In this case, it must be received by the fifth day after Election Day.
To vote in Texas, you need to have a form of identification when you go cast your ballot at a polling location. Accepted forms of photo ID include: Texas Driver License; Texas Election ID Certificate; Texas Personal ID Card; Texas Handgun License; U.S. Military ID Card; U.S. Citizenship Certificate; U.S. Passport (book or card).
If you don’t have one of the forms of ID listed above and can’t reasonably obtain one, you can bring one of the following in order to execute a “Reasonable Impediment Declaration”: Copy or original of a government document that shows the voter’s name, address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate; copy of current utility bill; copy of bank statement; copy of government check; copy of paycheck; copy of certified birth certificate or document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter’s identity.
Texans will weigh in on 14 State of Texas propositions, including some on property taxes. For more details, visit, votetexas.gov.
League of Women Voters of the Hill Country Texas has been in existence for more than 40 years and focuses on registering citizens to vote, educating citizens on candidates and issues, and encouraging citizens to vote.