Early voting for Highland Lakes, state begins Oct. 21

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — While voters can wait until Nov. 5 to cast their ballot for the state and local elections, early voting allows residents to get a head start.

Early voting for Texas runs Oct. 21-Nov. 1.

Although the ballot does not feature presidential or gubernatorial races, there are several state and local items for voters to weigh in on.

Across the state, Texans can make their voices known on nine propositions for state constitutional amendments. A list of amendments can be found at the Burnet County and Llano County elections administrators’ websites, www.burnetcountytexas.org and www.co.llano.tx.us. Voters need to look under the elections administrator’s links on the websites.

Locally, some residents have a vote on their city council or if a city should build a new aquatics center.

In Horseshoe Bay, voters have a city council election on the ballot.

Marble Falls Independent School District residents have a bond proposition on the ballot.

And city of Marble Falls residents have two bond propositions before them.

Voters in three parts of Burnet County also face decisions involving the emergency services districts Nos. 8, 9 and 10. Residents in Nos. 9 and 10 are being asked to create the districts while residents in No. 8 are being asked to create a local sales and use tax.

For exact wording, go to the Burnet County elections administrator’s website.

In Burnet County, early voting sites are the Burnet County Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce St. in Burnet, and the Marble Falls Courthouse Annex, 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway in Marble Falls.

Early voting hours for those two locations are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each weekday with the exception of Thursday, when the hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

In Llano County, residents can vote early at the Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie St. in Llano, the Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association, 107 Twilight Drive in Horseshoe Bay, and the Kingsland Branch Library, 125 W. Polk St. in Kingsland.

The hours at each of the three Llano locations differ. They are:
• Llano County Library- Oct. 21 and 28 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 22-25 and Oct. 29-Nov. 1 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
• Kingsland Branch Library – Oct. 21-25 and Oct. 28-Nov. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Horseshoe Bay POA – Oct. 21-25 and Oct. 28-Nov. 1 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Residents can find sample ballots at each of the county election administrators’ sites.

This year, voters must also show an approved form of photo identification when voting. These include a Texas driver’s license, a Texas Election Identification Certificate, a Texas concealed handgun license, a U.S. military identification card, a U.S. citizenship certificate or a U.S. passport.

Contact the county elections administrator’s office for more information on the new photo identification requirements.

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