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Top 5 Reasons Why You Need to Vote

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Didn’t have a chance to make it out to early voting? Or were you one of the many voters who thought early voting continued today?

Tomorrow is your last chance (from 7 am to 7 pm) to let your voice be heard. If the thought of standing in line for hours is too fearful, here are some of the top reasons why you should vote:

  • Voting is the great equalizer. The richest billionaire in America gets just one vote, the same as me.
  • The people who don’t want you to vote because they are afraid of how you’ll vote – have won.

Source: (https://my.lwv.org/texas/dallas/voting/reasons-vote)

  • To honor people who struggled for civil rights, women’s suffrage, disability and equal rights and the ideals of justice for all whose diverse voices are essential for our nation’s moral health and community vitality. Freedom needs affirmation.
  • Regret is preventable. Nov. 7 is one day too late, and “could have, should have” are sorry alternatives to acting. Have a “no excuses” attitude by committing to vote, ask others to join us in voting, and promote a positive approach to making a difference among family, friends and colleagues.
  • Non-voters are voiceless and by not participating can become victims of their own neglect.

Source: https://www.floridatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/01/top-10-reasons-vote-2018-midterm-elections/1489533002/

Voting Information:

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)
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City announces Council District 2 applicants

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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.

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Councilman Shaw Resigns from City Council

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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.

 

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