- We tripled the total number of people voting in the Democratic primary over 2014. Blue Wave 2018!
- Runoff Election May 22
Two key Democratic races are to be decided in the runoff election scheduled for May 22. In Congressional District 21, Joseph Kopser and Mary Wilson face off as do Erin Zwiener and Rebecca Bell-Metereau for Texas House District 45. Check the upcoming events calendar on our website regularly to stay informed about candidate forums in Blanco County.
- Texas Governor, with candidates Andrew White and Lupe Valdez.
- US Senate (Beto O'Rourke),
- Lt. Governor (Mike Collier), and
- Commissioner of Agriculture (Kim Olson).
- Early voting takes place May 14-18. If you voted in the primary with a mail-in ballot and checked the “annual” box on your application, you will automatically receive a mail-in ballot for the runoff election and for the general election in November.
- Voting locations for the Runoff election.
Polling places on Election Day - Locations will be:
Pct. 102 - The Blanco Masonic Lodge
Pct. 201 - The Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Pct. 302, 303 and 304 - Courthouse Annex - Hoppe Room
Pct. 401 - South County Annex
EARLY VOTING Polling places:
Courthouse Annex (101 E. Cypress St., Johnson City, TX 78636)
May 14-18, 2018 Hours 7:30am-7:30pm
- We Need You! Total voter turnout in Blanco County for the primary was 30.4%, which means 5500 registered voters did not vote.
Report on the Blanco County Democratic Convention
The county convention was held on Saturday, March 24 at the Gem of the Hills in Blanco with 35 people in attendance. The purpose of the county convention is to elect delegates to the state convention and to consider and vote on resolutions.
The number of delegates is determined by the number of Democratic voters from each precinct in the most recent gubernatorial election. Our allocation of delegates was as follows: one from Precinct 201; one from Precinct 401; two from Precincts 102, 302, 303 and 304; plus the current and past county chairmen. Delegates to the state convention were elected: Ann Matlock for Precinct 201; Suzanne Perkins for Precinct 401; and Mike Barnes and Matt Lewis for the combined four smaller precincts.
The state convention takes place June 21-23 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
The following resolutions were considered and passed:
- In support of minimizing the impact of outdoor lighting on dark skies
- In support of legalization of markets for hemp and responsible adult marijuana consumption
- In support of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas
- In support of providing funding to address immediate shortfall projections and provide stability and sustainability for TRS-Care
- In support of same sex marriage protection
- In support of immigration
- In opposition to fracking
- In support of divestment of the Texas Democratic Party from its fossil-fuel donors
We recently lost a loved and cherished friend, Erin Watson.
She was a co-founder of the Blanco County Activist group The Liberal Ladies and a loyal Democrat. She will be greatly missed.
If you would like to make a donation in her honor, the Blanco County Democratic Party will work with her family to use these funds in a manner that honors her life and her work.