Deadline Dates for Election on May 24, 2022
Register to Vote/Change Address
Monday, April 25 Last day to register to vote
Voting by Mail
Saturday, January 1 First day to request Mail in Ballot
Friday, May 13 Last day to apply for Mail in Ballot
Tuesday, May 24 Last day to return Mail in Ballot
Early Voting: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Monday, May 16 is 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday, May 16 First day to vote in-person
Friday, May 20 Last day to vote in-person
Blanco County Courthouse Annex - Hoppe Room 101 East Cypress Street Johnson City
Blanco County South Annex 402 Blanco Avenue Blanco
Election Day: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24
A voter needs to check their blue voter registration card to determine which elections apply to their
residence address. Sample ballots and other Information from the Blanco County Election Department
posted online: https://www.co.blanco.tx.us/page/blanco.Elections
Take a photo ID with you to the voting location.
Curb-side voting is available for Early Voting and on Election Day.
Remember: no cell phones, no texting, no photos, no campaign material, no loitering
The blue voter registration card details the elections for the voter residence address
and the voting precinct where the voter must go to cast a ballot on Election Day.
102 Faith Baptist Church 1200 4th Street Blanco
201 Good Shephard Catholic Church 285 Highway 281 Loop Johnson City
302 and 302 Blanco County Annex - Hoppe Room 101 East Cypress Street Johnson City
401 Blanco County South Annex 402 Blanco Avenue Blanco
The candidate responses printed in this Voter Guide for the statewide and district elections were submitted by the candidates to the League of Women Voters for the Primary Election in March 2022. This Voter Guide is available in printed form at public libraries and at the website: lwvhillcountrytexas.org. The League of Women Voters provides candidate information on statewide and local elections at the website: VOTE411.org. A voter enters the address on their Voter Registration card to access the information.
Full LWV Voter Guide as PDF below.
A bit of caution is called for but so is outrage. We don’t know the source of the draft or the intent of the person(s) who leaked it. Let’s take a deep breath, think clearly, and yes, prepare for the worst. The leaked Supreme Court draft ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade is gut-wrenching. If it comes to pass it will overturn what many, if not most legal scholars, consider as settled law. It’s the job of the Supreme Court to make lasting decisions and hundreds of decisions have come from that body that have remained settled for decades or longer and will remain so for our lifetimes. If this comes to pass, this court will be forever seen as a breach to the tradition and legacy of all the justices who’ve come before. This Supreme Court will have stepped into the partisan divide and ceased to be the institution of reason that had earned the acceptance and trust of Americans.
Of course, loss of trust in the court would not be the only damage done to America. Fifty percent of the population will be reminded that they do not share full and equal rights with the other fifty percent. Our most precious and innate right, God-given if you believe, is the right to dominion over our own bodies. If this ruling comes to pass it will take us back 50 years. Some would argue it will take us back even further and remind us that women are not mentioned in the Constitution written in 1787.
These are dark days. We must seek solace in the words of Martin Luther King who stated, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” These words may sound hollow if this ruling comes to pass and the arc becomes corrupted. Let’s remember that people shape history and our actions cause the arc to bend forward or to regress. As always, it’s up to the collective “us”. The course we take to right the wrongs of the mean-spirited, the privileged, and the self-righteous cannot be predicted but justice cannot be denied. The people will not allow it.
– Terry Casparis
Blanco County Election Precincts Have Changed!
Effective January 1, 2022, by decision of the County Commissioners our voting precincts are being modified to comply with the results of the 2020 Census. From 2010 our county grew by 877 residents to a total of 11,374. Much of this growth occurred in Precinct 4 (the southeastern portion of the County) and as a result Precinct 4 needed to be reduced in size. This caused a redrawing of the boundary lines of all other Precincts. The boundaries are now more irregular and it may be difficult to determine your Precinct in the boundary areas. We have published an interactive, updated Precinct map. These new voting precincts will be used for the March 1, 2022 Primary Elections.