Anyone wishing to vote early for the November 5, 2013, Constitutional Amendment Election may do so starting October 21, 2013. Regular hours for early voting will begin October 21, 2013 and run through November 1, 2013. It will be held in the Conference Room, Room 108, in the New Blanco County Annex, 101 E. Cypress St., Johnson City, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Applications to receive a ballot by mail are being accepted by the County Clerk’s office at this time.
Voters may request a ballot be mailed to their residence only if they are 65 years of age or older or are disabled. All other requests for ballots to be mailed must include an out of county address to which to mail the ballot. Written requests for ballots should be addressed: Karen Newman, Early Voting Clerk, P.O. Box 65, Johnson City, Texas 78636. They must contain the voter’s name, permanent address in Blanco County, an address of where to mail the ballot, a statement that the voter wants a ballot for the November 2013 Constitutional Amendment Election, a telephone number and the reason the request is being made for a ballot to be mailed. Each voter must sign his or her own request. The last day to receive an application is October 25, 2013.
Voters should also note that the Texas Voter ID Law, passed as S.B. 14 in 2011, is now law. The new requirements will be in effect for all future elections, including the November 5, 2013 election.
Anyone with questions concerning voting by mail or personal appearance may contact the County Clerk’s Office at (830)868-7357.