Voters are fired up and ready to let their voices be heard at the ballot box. At the end of day one for early voting, Bexar County saw 34,021 voters come out. During the presidential election in 2016 – for day one – it was 35,431 voters.
To put this in perspective, for the 2014 midterm election, only 13,436 came out for the first day of early voting.
Today was the start of early voting, which continues until Friday, Nov. 2 at 43 sites around the city. Many people said on Bexar County Elections Department Facebook page that there were long lines and some lines were outside several voting locations.
Just two weeks ago, Bexar County Elections extended hours on Oct. 9 to prepare for the influx of new voter applications. The county department said it registered at least 40,000 more voters than the last election. Bexar County has about 1.1 million voters.
- Here’s a list of early voting locations
- Here’s a sample ballot.
- Read the city of San Antonio’s charter amendments and the fiscal impact.
- To see a complete list of candidate pictures, go here.
Acceptable forms of photo ID to Bring:
- Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
- Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
- Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
- United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
- United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
- United States Passport (book or card)
San Antonio City Council *Live*
City announces Council District 2 applicants
The following individuals have submitted applications to fill the San Antonio City Council District 2 vacancy by appointment until May 31, 2019:
- Walter Perry
- Jada Sullivan
- Dan Martinez
- Michele Bailey
- Chris Dawkins
- Christopher Green
- Dereck Hillyer
- Aubry Lewis
- Lester Bryant
- Denise Gutierrez-Homer
- Art Hall
- William B. Johnson
- Stephen Lucke
Applications and supplemental documents are being reviewed for eligibility. To view submitted applications, visit https://www.sanantonio.gov/Clerk/District2Vacancy/. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m. in the “B” Room of the Municipal Plaza Building, 114 W. Commerce St., the City Council will conduct applicant interviews. At the regular Council meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, in City Council Chambers, the City Council will interview final applicants and vote to fill the vacancy.
Councilman Shaw Resigns from City Council
SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 13, 2018) — Effective January 7, 2019, Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw is resigning from his position on City Council as he has accepted an offer to become associate judge of the 436th Judicial District Court.
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of District 2 and collaborate with the staff at the City of San Antonio,” said Councilman Shaw. “I am grateful for this opportunity to work with the youth in San Antonio who have found their way into the criminal justice system. I want to make clear to the people in District 2 that there will be no interruption in services and council staff will continue to address all constituent concerns.”
The City will release the details for filling the District 2 vacancy in the coming days.