Students offered free ride to polls
Texas State University students who did not get a chance to vote early on campus this week can get free rides to polling places from two different services.
Paws to the Polls is offering students rides from campus to the Hays County Government Center for the remainder of the voting period. Students are asked to meet at at the arch at Guadalupe and Woods streets for the ride service. Rides will be available until 4 p.m. today, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Nov. 2, the last day of early voting.
Volunteer drivers for the Paws to the Polls service can register at Rideshare 2 Vote's website.
At the request of Hays County and the city of San Marcos, Capital area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) is providing free bus service to anyone traveling to and from polling places during early voting and on Election Day. People riding CARTS to their polling place are asked to tell the driver that they are going to the polls and will have their bus fares waived.
The Texas Democrats “Fair Shot Bus Tour” will also make a stop in San Marcos at 3 p.m. today on the Texas State campus and offer students a ride to the polls. Democratic nominee for Texas governor Lupe Valdez, Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor Mike Collier and Democratic nominee for land commissioner Miguel Suazo are participating in the tour. U.S. congressional candidate Joseph Kopser and Texas House candidate Erin Zwiener are also slated to be part of the stop in San Marcos.
Early voting locations around the county that will be open Saturday are the Hays County Government Center (7 a.m.-7 p.m.), Hays County Precinct 2 Office in Kyle (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), the Wimberley Community Center (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), Hays County Precinct 4 Office in Dripping Springs (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), Buda City Hall (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), Kyle City Hall (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Eikon Church in Kyle (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). On Sunday, the Hays County Government Center will be open for early voting from 1-6 p.m.
For a full early voting schedule as well as Election Day polling places and other election information, visit the county's website. For personalized voting information, visit the League of Women Voters’ Vote 411 website.