Are you ready for the upcoming election? Next month, our city will be choosing a mayor, as well as city council representatives in each district. An $850 million bond program, broken into specific propositions (none of which will require a tax increase) is also on the ballot. For more information about the candidates in their own words, or to read about the propositions that will be on the ballot, click on the League of Women Voters website.
Once you’ve done your homework, grab your picture ID and head to your nearest polling place starting April 24, to avoid long lines on Election Day, May 6th. A list of voting sites (and a link to check that you are currently registered to vote) can be found at the Bexar County Elections Department website.
Election Day is just around the corner—Tuesday, November 8. Skip the last minute lines and cast your ballot during early voting.
Polls will be open Mon., Oct. 24 through Fri., Nov. 4, including weekends, and best of all—voters may go to any Bexar County polling location that is convenient during early voting hours. Don’t forget to bring an accepted form of photo ID (a Texas driver’s license or U.S. passport work, among others) since an August 2016 court order made presenting one mandatory during in person voting.
Have a student who is away at college and not coming back until after the elections? Let them know they need to apply by October 28 to vote through the mail. Those who will be out of the area during early voting and on Election Day, as well as those over 65 or those who are unable to get to their polling place due to illness or disability also qualify to vote in the convenience of their own home.
Bexar County voters can find a list of polling places and hours, check their registration or take a look at a sample ballot at: