HOW

HOW

Voting Guide

for

Blanco County Democrats - TX

To register to vote, an individual must be


  • a United States citizen
  • a resident of the county
  • at least 18 years old on Election Day.
  • registered to vote at least 30 days in advance of the election date.

REGISTER


 

You can get a voter registration application at a library or ANY government office.

 

Then bring it to the County Clerks office:

101 E. Cypress

Johnson City, Texas 78636

                           or

Send it to the Tax Assessor-Collector:

Kristen Spies

P.O. Box 465

Johnson City 78636

 

You can also register in person at the Blanco County Voter Registrar’s office located at the office of the County Clerk.

 

Remember to bring ID

 

Within 30 days after registering you will be mailed a voter registration card with name, address, and precinct number.

 

The voter registration card

will  (among other things)  tell you:

 

 

1)  The local voting precinct you belong to. (This number is just underneath the gender box: Prec.No.)

 

 

2)  Which districts you belong to when you vote for different  types of elected representatives.  This is in the boxes to the right on the card. Blanco County uses only 8 of the 10 boxes, and they look a little different than the sample pictured here. See below:

 

USREP: Your member of the FEDERAL House of Representatives in Washington DC

 

STREP: Your member of the STATE House of Representatives in Austin TX

STSEN: Your member of the STATE Senate in Austin TX

 

COM: Your commissioner

JP: Your Justice of Peace

SCHOOL: Your school district

LIBRY: Library district

FJC: Fire department

The voter registration card looks like this SAMPLE:

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Blanco County Precincts

Voting places are called POLLING PLACES

VOTING BY MAIL

You may vote by mail if you are:

  • 65 years of age or older on Election Day 
  • disabled
  • out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance
  • confined in jail, but otherwise eligible

 

You can get the application for a mail in ballot either

online: http://www.co.blanco.tx.us/upload/page/4006/docs/appl.pdf

or

in person at the county clerks office (see address below)

or

some candidates send one out by mail as well. 

      

Then submit your application to:

Laura Walla

County Clerk

PO Box 65

Johnson City  TX  78636

                   

Applications for a ballot by mail must be submitted to the Blanco County Clerk Office no later than 11 days before Election Day.

 

After you apply, the clerk will send you a ballot.

 

Mail In Ballots must be postmarked no later than the day of the election.

BALLOTS

  • Get yourself a sample ballot before each election by clicking on this link:
  • Scroll down to Sample Ballots.
  • Find the ballot for YOUR precinct (on your voting card).
  • Some ballots are for both General and Joint Election. This means that there are both people and issues on the ballot. 
  • Print the ballot out and keep it.
  • On the ballot you can see all the people and issues being voted about. Learn about candidates here.
  • You can then prepare yourself by looking into it all at home before you go to the voting booth.
  • You are allowed to take the ballot with you into the voting booth.
  • Keep the ballot afterwards to remember how you voted, (for example in case of a run-off election).

A device (often a piece of paper) with which you cast your vote is called a BALLOT.

SAMPLE ballot

ASSISTANCE


U.S. Election Assistance Commission

1335 East West Highway, Suite 4300Silver Spring, Maryland


20910Telephone: 866-747-1471

The goal of this website is to:

 

  • Make the election process easier to figure out.
  • More easily find out who the candidates are and what they stand for.
  • Find information about issues that are voted on.
  • Find schedules and locations for voting.