February 18, 2016

Bastrop County Voting Info - Primary Election 2016

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know that there's a Primary Election coming up on March 1st. Obviously, there has been a lot of media coverage of the Presidential candidates, but there are also some heated local races as well, including the elected positions of Bastrop County Sheriff, Bastrop County Commissioner (Precincts 1 and 3), and State Representative.

Early voting for the March 1st Primary Election is from Feb. 16th through Feb. 26th. Click here for information about your polling location (by Precinct), and click here for information about times the polling locations will be open during the early voting period. To verify that you are registered to vote, or to look-up your Precinct info, click here.

For a sample ballot (by Precinct), click here. Remember, in a Primary Election, your ballot is dependent on which party you are affiliated with, since you are voting for the candidates you'd like to represent your party in the November election. Therefore, there are two sample ballots for each Precinctone for Democrats and one for Republicans.

In this Primary Election, there are many candidates running unopposed. Here are the local (Bastrop County) races in which there are more than one candidate:

The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, as part of their BastropVotes.com initiative, hosted a series of candidate forums. Here are the videos from each of the three forums, filmed by the Bastrop TX Network:

Additionally, the Bastrop Advertiser sent out questions to each candidate in the opposed races. Here are links to the answers they got back: State Representative, District 17; Bastrop County Sheriff; Bastrop County Commissioner, Precinct 1; Bastrop County Commissioner, Precinct 3.

For more information about voting in Bastrop County, visit www.BastropVotes.org.

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