The Early Voting period for the March 1 Primary Election began Monday, February 14, will continue through Friday, February 25.
"As the first U.S. state to offer in-person Early Voting in 1988, Texas has a long and proud tradition of allowing voters to cast their ballot ahead of Election Day," Texas Secretary of State John B. Scott said.
Scott also urged voters to take advantage of the convenience of early voting to avoid crowds on March 1.
Registered and eligible voters may vote at any voting location in their county of residence.
For Bandera County, early voting locations are the ray Mauer Annex (40 12th Street, Bandera), Lakehills Area Library (7200 FM 1283, Lakehills) and Medina Annex (161 E. Parker Street,
Specific dates for voting are February 14 – 18 and 22-25.
Hours for voting are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The exception for this are Tuesdays, during which extended voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on February 15 and 22.
Sample ballots and additional election information can be found at banderacounty.org/Public/Elections/CurrentElections/ CurrentElections.htm.
Masks are optional, not required to vote in person.
According to an informational graphic from Bandera County Elections, social distancing is requested, disposable styluses will be available for use on the electronic voting machines plexiglass shields will be on site and hand sanitizer will be available for use as well.
“We disinfect the voting area through out the day. Please be respectful of a persons right to choose for themselves,” read the graphic [sic].
Those voting by mail have until February 18 for their Application for Ballot by Mail to be received by the county’s Early Voting Clerk. The deadline for an Application for Ballot by Mail to be received by your county's Early Voting Clerk is Friday, February 18th.
More information about voting by mail is available at votetexas.gov/voting-by-mail/index.html.