Haven’t voted? Check out VOTE411.org

March Primaries

Early voting for the March 6 primaries ends on Friday and, like much of the state, Hays County has seen an upswing in numbers.

Some, however, will wait for Election Day, and some will still have questions about the 150 candidates running in approximately 45 state and local races.

It’s the position of the League of Women Voters of Hays County that such a vast field can present a challenge. Moreover, in primary races, many voters may be confused as to what is actually on their ballot.

To counter that confusion, the local League has joined the national League in publishing an online Voters Guide. By going to VOTE411.org and entering their home address, voters will see:

  • Only the races and candidates for whom they are eligible to vote;
  • A sample ballot with only the races and propositions that they will see at the polls;
  • Candidates’ education, experience, websites, contact information, and responses to League questions to help voters compare candidates and decide with which candidates they most agree.

The League’s goal is to educate voters and urge them to participate. Since 2006, VOTE411.org has provided voters with the resources they need to make informed decisions at the polls.

“Elections ensure that communities are informed and the needs of people are fairly represented. As such, low voter turnout undermines the health of individual communities,” said Shazna Nessa, Knight Foundation director for journalism.

“By providing nonpartisan and reliable information about elections and partnering with news organizations and others to widen their reach, the League of Women Voters helps increase participation in elections and helps build a stronger democracy.”

Polls will be open from 7 am. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, and voters must cast their ballots in the precinct in which they reside. To find out where to vote go to Hays County's website.

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