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Celebrating 100 Years of Women Having the Right to Vote in Texas

Linda Calvert, Ida Miller, and Mary Earls represent the Hays County League at the event.


Team DS hosts successful Backpack Full of Cash fundraiser / educational event

The LWV of Hays County's Team DS welcome panelists and  attendees.

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Hays County voters try proposed new voting machine

LWV program attendees get hands-on with ES&S's Express Vote voting machine.

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Voter tries proposed new voting machine as Hays County elections staff assist.

League program "Safeguarding Voters Rights" gave participants chance to try proposed voting machines.

photo of attendees at LWV Hays County program "Safeguarding Voters Rights"

Crowd listens attentively during program on Safeguarding Voters Rights

Participants learn about process of transitioning to use of Vote Centers on Election Day.

photo: Comal, Travis, and Guadalupe counties' elections administrators

Comal, Travis, and Guadalupe counties' elections administrators

Explain the transition to use of Vote Centers on Election Day.

Photo of presenters and audience Supporting Fair and Just Voting program

Turnout for program Supporting Fair and Just Voting

Proposals in the Texas Legislature and voter suppression were among the topics of interest.

Two LWV Hays County members check bid sheets during silent auction

Checking silent auction bid sheets

Dorothy Knight and Jan Rudnicki check silent auction bids during 31st Annual Texas Wine and Beer Tasting

photo of Teresa Carbajal Ravet of Team DS presenting on expanding voter participation

Teresa with Team DS presents program to League members

Educating League members on Expanding Voter Participation

Texas State University students wait for polls to open on Election Day

Texas State University students wait for polls to open on Election Day

At the LBJ Student Center, November 6, 6:30 a.m.

Registering voters at Texas State University's Honors College

Voter registration at Texas State University's Honors College

Registering voters and writing letters

Participants in a joint deputy voter registration training for Travis and Hays counties.

Joint deputy voter registrar training

Hays and Travis county LWV members participate in joint deputy voter registrar training.

Texas State students in line to vote.

Texas State University students faced barriers to voting – until LWV Hays County intervened.

Texas State students faced long lines and limited hours to vote.

Hays County

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Making Democracy Work

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A federal judge opened a path for a massive expansion in absentee voting in Texas by ordering Tuesday that all state voters, regardless of age, qualify for mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Vote Center Locations for Early Voting and Election Day 2020 July Primary Runoff 

Early Voting Hours: June 29, 2020 – July 10, 2020 

Please vote by mail
Blog Post

The League strongly encourages all voters eligible to vote by mail to apply for a mail-in ballot rather than waiting.  The elections office will likely be handli



The Coronavirus Reshapes Hays County Elections



Tues., July 14 – Prim. Runoff
• Register to vote by: June 15
• Early Voting: June 29 – July 10
• Mail-in ballot request rec'd by

photo 2020 primary voters in line in Dallas TX

Texas appeals court allows expansion of voting by mail during ongoing legal fight