2020 NOVEMBER
GENERAL ELECTION

Deadline to Register: October 5th
Early Voting: October 13th - 30th
Election Day: November 3rd

WHAT

2020 Election: General Election

The November 3rd election has a lot on the ballot, from federal races to local measures. Races include President, Senate, U.S. Congress, State and County representatives, and area judges. Some local school districts are also electing school board members or holding bond elections. If you live in San Antonio city limits, you’ll also vote on 3 local measures relating to sales tax allocations. And, if you live in another local municipality, there’s a chance you’re voting for representatives or propositions!

FEDERAL

U.S. President
U.S. Senator
U.S. House of Representatives



STATE

Railroad Commissioner
Texas Senate
Texas House
State Board of Education
Texas Supreme Court
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
District Courts

COUNTY

County Commissioner
County Tax Assessor-Collector
Constable
Sheriff
Justice of the Peace

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS

East Central ISD School Board
Edgewood ISD School Board
North East ISD School Board
San Antonio ISD Bond
Somerset ISD School Board
South San Antonio ISD School Board
Southwest ISD School Board

CITY PROPOSITIONS

If you live in San Antonio City limits, you will also see three propositions on the ballot. Each seeks to reallocate a portion of City sales tax funding to local initiatives. One proposes a reauthorization of a 1/8th cent sales tax increase to fund Pre-K 4 SA, while the others propose a reallocation of existing sales tax funding to a workforce development program (through 2025) and to the Advanced Transportation District (beginning in 2026). You can find more about the City’s sales and use tax here. The full ballot language is below.

The renewed adoption of a sales and use tax at the rate of one-eight of one percent for the purpose of continued financing of authorized programs of the San Antonio early childhood education municipal development corporation for a maximum period of eight years. 

For the purpose of financing authorized programs related to job training and the awarding of scholarships of the San Antonio Early Childhood Municipal Development Corporation, an increase of one-eighth of one percent of sales and use tax not to extend beyond December 31, 2025 and commencing upon the full collection of the sales and use tax previously authorized by the voters for the Edwards Aquifer Protection Venue Project and the Parks Development and Expansion Venue Project. This is a reallocation of an existing sales and use tax resulting in no net tax increase.

To provide enhanced public transportation and public transportation mobility options, the Advanced Transportation District (“District”) will utilize a one-eighth of one percent (⅛ of 1¢) sales and use tax. The one-eighth of one percent (⅛ of 1¢) sales and use tax proceeds shall be used for advanced public transportation services, operations, passenger amenities, equipment and other innovative, advanced public transportation purposes or public transportation mobility enhancement purposes. The District’s local sales and use tax will increase by a rate of one-eighth of one percent (⅛ of 1¢) to a rate of three-eighths of one percent (⅜ of 1¢), with such increase to begin on January 1, 2026. This is a reallocation of an existing sales and use tax resulting in no net tax increase. “The increase by one-eighth of one percent (⅛ of 1¢) of the local sales and use tax rate to three-eighths of one percent (⅜ of 1¢) to begin on January 1, 2026.”

WHEN

Election Day: November 3rd

7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Early Voting: October 13th – October 30th

Tuesday, October 13th – Saturday, October 17th: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 18th: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday, October 19th – Saturday, October 24th: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 25th: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday, October 26th – Friday, October 30th: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

WHERE

Where do I go to vote?

During Early Voting and on Election Day, you can vote at ANY polling location. The County has added several “mega voting” locations this year, including the AT&T Center, Alfazar Shrine Temple, and Mission Concepción Sports Park, to accommodate more voters and ensure that everyone can maintain physical distancing. 

Check back to see confirmed Election Day locations.

HOW

What do I need to vote?
The short answer: if you have a Texas or US photo identification (can be expired up to 4 years), bring that. The long answer: if you don’t have government-issued photo identification available, you can show another form of identification and sign a verified declaration at your polling place.

FAQs

What if my information doesn’t match my identification?

The address on your identification does NOT have to match your address on your voter registration information. If your name does not exactly match your name on your voter registration information, election officials will review your identification, and if your name is “substantially similar,” you’ll be allowed to vote (but required to submit an affidavit stating you are the same person on the official list of voters).

How do I register to vote?

To vote in the November 3rd election, make sure you’re registered to vote by October 5th. You must fill out a form, print it, sign it, and mail it in. Not sure if you’re registered, or if your voter information is up to date? Be sure to check your registration!

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Do I have to vote in person?

Texas has not expanded vote by mail during COVID-19. However, the following groups are always eligible to vote by mail: people aged 65+, people with disabilities, people confined to jail but otherwise eligible; and people who will be out of the County during Early Voting and on Election Day. If you plan to vote by mail, make sure your application is received by October 23rd.

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