Voting: FAQs

What if I live outside San Antonio, but in Bexar County?

You can still participate in your local elections! Check out our page on locations outside SA to find your location and link to more information.

Voting Information Outside SA

When is the 2019 municipal election?

Election Day is Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Election Day voting hours are 7am – 7pm. The Early Voting period for the 2019 municipal election is Monday, April 22nd through Tuesday, April 30th. 

When is early voting?

  • Monday, April 22nd – Thursday, April 25th: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, April 26th: CLOSED
  • Saturday, April 27th: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 28th: CLOSED
  • Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Where do I vote?

On Election Day, you must vote in your assigned precinct, which is determined by the address of your current voter registration. During Early Voting (April 22nd-30th) you can vote at ANY polling location.

Find your precinct’s polling location

See all Early Voting locations

What will be on the ballot?

In the 2019 municipal election, voters will vote for San Antonio Mayor and City Council representatives. Some will also be voting for school board trustees for their school districts. 

See your personalized ballot

How do I register to vote?

You can register to vote by filling out a registration application and mailing it to your county’s voter registration office. Your application must be mailed by April 4th, 2019.

Get a voter registration application

Find out if you’re already registered

What if I can’t vote in person?

If you won’t be in Bexar County for Early Voting or Election Day; are 65 years or older; are disabled; or confined in jail but otherwise eligible to vote, you can vote early by mail. Applications must be submitted by April 23rd. Mail–in ballots must be in the mail by May 4th and received by 5:00 pm on May 6th.

How to get a mail–in ballot

How does a runoff election work?

When no candidate receives a majority (50% + 1) of the vote in a race, the two candidates receiving the most votes will move on to a second election, called a runoff. Visit ilovesanantonio.org again for more information about the runoff election and candidates after the May 4th election.

What if my voter registration information has changed?

If you’re registered in Bexar County and have recently moved addresses within Bexar County, you can update your address online. If you have moved from a new county into Bexar County, you must re-register.

If you have changed your name since you registered but you reside in the same county, you can update your name online. If both your name and county have changed, you can 1) correct your voter registration certificate on the back and mail it to your county’s voter registrar; 2) fill out a new voter registration and check “Change”; 3) change your voter registration when you apply for or change your Texas driver’s license.

Update your name or address online

Get registration application

Find your county’s voter registrar

What do I need to bring to vote?

If you have one of the following forms of photo identification, you must present one when you vote in person. The identification can be expired up to four years.

  • 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 license to carry a handgun 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

If you do not have one of the above forms of identification, you can present one of the following supporting forms of identification, and the voting official will help you fill out a required declaration.

  • Valid voter registration certificate
  • Certified birth certificate (must be an original)
  • Copy of or original current utility bill
  • Copy of or original bank statement
  • Copy of or original government check
  • Copy of or original paycheck
  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

What if my voter 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 can I get to my polling location?

VIA Metropolitan Transit offers free rides on Election Day! Just show your voter registration card when you board.