IF YOU HAVE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION CARD, YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE A VALID PHOTO ID TO VOTE EARLY OR TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY. (Texas law that requires you to take a photo ID with you to the polls have been challenged in the federal courts and are not in effect for this election.)
Early voting is from October 22 to November 2. You can vote early for the November 6 election at any of the Williamson County early voting locations (regardless of which voting precinct you live in). You can find your voting precinct on your voter's registration card which you received in the mail. If you do not have a voter's registration card, you can show up at the polls with a valid photo ID, and the poll workers will look you up in the computer to find out which voting precinct you live in so that you can vote the correct ballot for your voting precinct.
Do you have questions about when and where you can vote early for the November 6 election? Here is a link to the Williamson County Elections Department website:
If you wait until November 6 to cast your ballot in Williamson County, you have to go to your designated polling location for your voting precinct to cast your ballot. Click on the link above to learn where to vote on November 6.
Primary elections for the Democratic and Republican parties in Texas were held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
Ken Crain ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary. The incumbent DA, John Bradley, was challenged in the Republican Primary by Jana Duty, who is the incumbent County Attorney for Williamson County. (Ms. Duty has been the incumbent County Attorney since January 1, 2005. In December, 2011, she had at least two announced challengers in the Republican Primary for County Attorney if she had decided to run for re-election. She had been publicly reprimanded by the State Bar of Texas in November, 2011, for ethics violations and she had been fired by the Williamson County Commissioners Court as their attorney. After spending $9,000 on a private poll to determine if she had a shot at winning, she decided that she was outraged over Bradley's handling of the Michael Morton case and she filed to run against the incumbent DA John Bradley rather than seek re-election to the County Attorney position.) John Bradley was defeated in the Republican primary on May 29. Therefore Ken will face Jana Duty in the general election on November 6.
The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
Important November 6 General Election Dates:
Monday, October 22, 2012
First Day of Early Voting for the November 6 Election. Early voting locations are listed on the Williamson County Elections Division website at the following link:
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Last Day for Election Office to receive Application for General Election Ballot by Mail
Friday, November 2, 2012
Last Day of Early Voting for the November 6 General Election
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 – Date of the 2012 General Election.
Registered voters that fall into one of the four following categories are eligible to vote by mail:
65 years or older
Will be out of the county on Election Day AND the entire period of early voting.
Confined to jail, but otherwise eligible to vote.
You may download the application for an absentee ballot here:
or call the Williamson County Elections office at
512-943-1630 to make a request for an application to be mailed to you. General Questions Regarding Absentee Ballots are answered on the application form itself.
Monday, August 27, 2012 thru Thursday, August 30, 2012. National Republican Party Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida, where Republicans nominated former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for President. Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin was also nominated for Vice President.
Monday, September 3, 2012 (Labor Day) thru Thursday, September 6, 2012. National Democratic Party Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, where President Barack Obama was nominated as Democratic nominee for second term as President. Vice President Joe Biden was also nominated for a second term as Vice President of the United States.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 General election date for office from U.S. President all the way down to local races, including the race for Williamson County District Attorney. Early voting for this election will start on Monday, October 22, at various locations throughout Williamson County.
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