SMISD larger voting area than San Marcos city limits
You can find the election results on the hays county home page. There is a link to election results. I think this is the one from election night and not the offical canvas report (which you can get from elections office). If you actually look at the report, you will see that only 25661 voters are registered in the city limits. The SMISD had 3840 voters, compared to city elections of 2,579 voters because the school districts taxing area is larger than the city limits. People in 315 still pay school taxes but the majority live outside of San Marcos, same with all the other A pcts (315A, etc). Also some of the pcts that are taxed by the school aren't even in the city limits at all.
* In response to the low voter turn out- San Marcos is the most frustrating city when it comes to voting. Candidates do engage the voters. Problems---It's hard to connect with people, when they aren't even registered. You try to do registration drives and they shut the door in your face or tell you they don't vote because it puts you on the map or think their vote doesn't count. Most of the community doesn't even read the local paper. Many are communters that know more about Austin. They come home to be with their family and at the end of the day, voting is the last thing on their mind. I wish more people new the importance of voting in local elections, because that is actually what effects you the most. This is actually a good turn out for an off year election. What it takes is neighbors meeting neighbors and everyone doing their part getting people involved. Your friend will typically listen to you before the stranger at the door or on the phone.