Early voting gets a head start on Oct. 13, with an extra week’s extension made due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19. Safety measures taken by the Gonzales County Clerk’s Office include the use of paper straws as a stylus to cast ballots on voting machines, sneeze guards, hand sanitizer, and gloves.
From Tuesday, Oct. 13 to Friday, Oct. 30, voters may cast their ballot early from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at one of three polling locations:
Those who would prefer to vote curbside may do so at the Randle-Rather building. The County Clerk’s Office has acquired carts via grant funding to allow for easier curbside voting. This method of voting is recommended for those who have or who have reason to believe they have COVID-19, but is generally recommended for voters who cannot enter the polling place without assistance or are likely to risk their health in doing so. To vote curbside, call the County Clerk’s Office at 830-672-2801.
On Election Day, Nov. 3, each precinct will report as follows:
Mail-in or absentee ballots are still available by request until Oct. 26. In Texas, these ballots are reserved for those who meet certain criteria:
To drop off an absentee ballot in person, it must be taken to the County Clerk's Office on the second floor of the Randle-Rather building in Gonzales. Voters may only turn in their own ballots and a have a valid form of I.D.