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)
The Fight of His Life
Not to be confused with the late Elija Cummings, United States House of Representative for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District and civil rights advocate, Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis recently announced that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Lewis, 79, has served in Congress since 1986, representing Georgia’ 5th Congressional District. Celebrated for his fight for civil rights, Lewis is also recognized for joining forces and marching alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1965 to lead a voting rights march out of Selma, Alabama.
Lewis doesn’t plan on giving up now. Realizing he will have to miss work and maybe even a few important key votes, he knows he is in the fight of his life with hopes of getting back to the front of the battle lines soon.