Now more than ever, every vote counts and it is up to you to get informed and engaged in the process. Whether it is the primary elections or the general elections in November, your vote matters and your voice needs to be heard at the ballot box.
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.
Important Elections Deadlines
ACD Early Voting Locations
October 23, 2023 – November 3, 2023
Poll Workers Needed
Interested in being a part of the elections process and getting 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 October 10, 2023.
- 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 election day
- 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.
- Northwest Vista College – Mountain Laurel Hall, Room 132
- Palo Alto College –Ozuna Library, Room 102
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 to 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.
Voting by Mail Eligibility
You are eligible to vote by mail if you are registered to vote and:
Getting a Vote by Mail Application
You can get an application to vote by mail:
Applications sent by mail must be received by October 27 Bexar County Elections Department, 1103 S. Frio Street, San Antonio, TX 78207. Applications delivered in person must be received by October 27. You will be asked to show an acceptable photo ID.
Ballots sent by mail must be either delivered to in-person to the Bexar County Election Department by 7 p.m. on May 6, 2023, OR by 7 p.m. on June 10, 2023, OR postmarked by 7 p.m. November 7 and received before 5 p.m. on November 8 at the Bexar County Elections Department.
You can deliver your own ballot in person to the Bexar County Elections Department only on Election Day, November 7, 2023, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. You will be asked to show an acceptable photo ID.
Key tips for your Mail-In Ballot
- Personal ID Number: There were several changes made in 2021 with our election laws. One of the new requirements is that you must include an ID number on the mail-in ballot application. This can be your Texas Driver's License number, your Personal ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. The vast majority of registered voters in Texas have both numbers on their voter registration record, but if you are unsure which number to put you are able to put both just to be safe. The law only requires that one of the numbers matches a number on your voter registration record. Remember: you will need to put this ID number on your application as well as your ballot carrier envelope.
- Ballot Carrier Envelope: Once you complete your ballot, put it in the white secrecy envelope and place it in the return ballot carrier envelope. Do not seal the envelope yet.
There are several pieces of information that you must provide on your ballot carrier-envelope before you seal the security flap. Just like you did on the application, you must put an ID number your Texas Driver's License, Personal ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number in the space provided under the security flap of the envelope. These numbers are required in order for your vote to count.
After you fill this part out, you seal the envelope. The flap protects your personal information as it goes through the mail!
Be sure to sign the carrier envelope. If an assistant or witness helped you with the ballot and carrier-envelope, they must fill out the section of the envelope with their information completely.
- You can correct your ballot. In the past, if you made a mistake when voting by mail, your ballot was rejected, with few — if any — opportunities for a second chance. With the new laws, you have the ability to correct a problem within six days after Election Day.
Adding a phone number or e-mail address to your carrier envelope is the best way for county officials to contact you regarding any issues with your ballot. The Early Voting Ballot Board will reach out if you provide your contact information on your mail ballot materials.
One of the challenges in the March election was many voters forgot to provide a personal ID number on the carrier in the March election. Correcting this is as easy as:
- Going to your elections office to certify your ID information within six days after Election Day; or
- Going to votetexas.gov, and click ‘Track My Ballot’ to confirm your ID information within six days of Election Day
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' web pages 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.