When, where and how to vote Posted in: News Early voting begins next week, with Election Day on November 3. The deadline to register to vote in this election was earlier this week on October 5. Due to COVID-19, Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a proclamation in March allowing local May elections to be postponed; as a result, elections for city councils, school boards and other local entities in Bastrop County will take place on November 3 alongside county, state and federal elections. These local elections include the cities of Elgin and Smithville, the school boards of Bastrop, Smithville and McDade ISDs, the Bastrop/Travis Counties Emergency Services District No.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!