Turnout for the 2019 municipal elections in Bexar County was only 11%. Now more than ever, every vote counts and it is up to you to get informed and engaged in the process.
This webpage is designed to provide some helpful information to help you find how, when and where to vote and how to research who and what issues are on the ballot this election.
Additionally, if you are able and willing, Bexar County needs poll workers this November. The position is paid and requires minimal training.
Important Elections Deadlines
Poll Workers Needed
Interested in being a part of the elections process and get paid at the same time? You can be a paid poll worker in Bexar County!
All you have to do is complete, print, and mail this simple Bexar County Election Officials application.
Poll workers in Bexar County are paid for their work and are needed to ensure that enough polling places will be open and ready to serve voters safely with a socially-distanced voting experience.
Mail the application to the address on the bottom of the form:
ATTN: Elections Training Coordinator
Types of Poll Worker Positions
There are three different positions, with compensation ranging from $15-$17 per hour.
Read about the requirements and duties for these positions.
Call the Bexar County Elections Department at 210-335-8683.
How to Vote
In order to vote in Texas, you must be registered with your county of residence. To register in Bexar County, verify your eligibility. Then simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out completely and legibly, and return it to the Voter Registration Office by April 1, 2021.
- You are eligible to vote if:
- You are a United States citizen.
- You are legally registered to vote in Texas.
- You are at least 18 years old on May 1, 2021.
- You are not a convicted felon. (You may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole.)
- You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
If you think you are already registered to vote in Bexar County go ahead and make sure and check online. You can utilize the Bexar County Registration search online and find your polling location.
Three campuses at the Alamo Colleges will be serving as voting sites during the 2021 elections:
- Northwest Vista College
- Palo Alto College
- San Antonio College
Voting during the early voting period is much easier now than it ever has been! Registered and eligible voters may vote at ANY early voting location located in the county of residence.
Here is a link with the list of all the Early Voting Locations in Bexar County. You can also visit VoteTexas.gov website and search the "My Voter Page" two days prior to the first day of early voting. Just be aware that hours of operation may vary depending on the early voting location.
On Election day because Bexar County participates in a Countywide Polling Place Program (CWPP), residents of Bexar County can vote at any location in the county. If you don’t live in Bexar County and your home county does not participate in the CWPP, you can only vote at the voting precinct assigned to you.
Your residence is located in a specific “precinct” or area within the county where you will vote on Election Day. You can find your voting precinct location by looking at your Voter Registration Card or using VoterTexas.org website and use the "My Voter Page", which will be populated with voting sites two days prior to election day.
Additionally, several newspapers publish Election Day polling locations as well. Election Day voting hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at all polling places statewide.
You are eligible to vote by mail if you are registered to vote and:
- will be away from the county during all of Early Voting and on Election Day,
- are sick or have a disability,
- are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or
- are confined in jail, but eligible to vote.
You can get an application to vote by mail:
- by phone—call 210-335-8683 to request a form
- online—print an application at elections.bexar.org
- in person—at Bexar County Elections Dept.
Application Deadline: Applications sent by mail must be received by April 20 at Bexar County Elections Department, 1103 S. Frio Street, San Antonio, TX 78207. Applications delivered in person must be received by April 16. You will be asked to show an acceptable photo ID.
A ballot will be mailed to you. Complete and return it as early as possible.
Ballot Deadline: Ballots sent by mail must be postmarked by 7 p.m. May 1 and received before
5 p.m. on May 3 at the Bexar County Elections Department. You can deliver your own ballot in
person to the Bexar County Elections Department only on Election Day, Saturday, May 1, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. You will be asked to show an acceptable photo ID.
Before you head to the polls, it is important to do some research on who and what is on the ballot. There are several web tools available to help you identify the candidates for office, the issues you are eligible to vote for or against, and even the ability to print a sample ballot for you to take to the polls. But remember, it has to be printed as you can’t use your phone when you cast your ballot in Texas.
Once you have your ballot, visit candidates' webpages and seek out nonpartisan sources that inform voters. Below are several resources to visit and learn more about voting, candidates and the latest news on upcoming elections.
Polling Locations at the Alamo Colleges
If you are a registered voter in Bexar County, three of our colleges will serve as voting sites during the elections: Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College and San Antonio College.
For additional information, including a list of all Bexar County Early and Election Day Voting Sites please visit the Bexar County Elections Page.
What is electioneering?
Electioneering means to advocate or campaign in any way for the support or defeat of a particular candidate for political office or of a particular ballot item at issue in an election, and includes the posting, use or distribution of political signs or literature, including flyers.
All those engaging in electioneering at a Alamo Colleges District location on behalf of self, a candidate or a ballot proposition must abide by the following guidelines:
- As provided by state law, electioneering may not occur within 100 feet of the designated polling location.
- Electioneering will be permitted in specifically defined areas adjacent to the polling location, close to the 100-foot marked “no electioneering zone.”
- No person is allowed to electioneer outside of the designated areas; within the 100 feet of the “no electioneering zone,” as prescribed by state law; or inside or directly in front of the entrance to any Alamo Colleges District building entrance.
- Electioneering may only occur only during the times the polling place is open.
- Electioneering signs may be erected in the designated electioneering areas beginning 24-hours before the voting period, but must be removed within 24 hours after the voting period ends.
- Posting or affixing signs or other electioneering materials on walls, windows, grounds, planters, doors trees, sidewalks, parking lots, driveways, benches, poles, fixtures or any other equipment or surface, except where specifically authorized, is strictly prohibited.
- Campaign posters and flyers may be distributed or posted by Alamo Colleges District students, faculty or staff in accordance with the restrictions outlined above. However, no Alamo Colleges District employee or student may engage in electioneering during work hours, nor may they utilize college resources, including equipment, supplies or services, for electioneering purposes.