Voting: FAQs

What is a runoff election?

When no candidate receives a majority of the vote in a race, (50% + 1 vote), the two candidates receiving the most votes will move on to a second election, called a runoff. That’s what we’ll be voting for during early voting (May 28th-June 4th) and Election Day (June 8th). The mayoral race is in a runoff between Ron Nirenberg and Greg Brockhouse, and City Council districts 2, 4, and 6 are also in runoffs.

I didn’t vote in the first election. Can I still vote in the runoff?

Yes! You can vote in the runoff even if you didn’t vote in the May election.

Check your registration

Find your precinct’s polling location

What’s on the ballot in my district?

When is the 2019 runoff election?

Election Day is Saturday, June 8th, 2019. Election Day voting hours are 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. The Early Voting period for the 2019 runoff election is Tuesday, May 28th through Tuesday, June 4th.

When is early voting?

  • Tuesday, May 28th – Saturday, June 1st: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 2nd: CLOSED
  • Monday, June 3rd – Tuesday, June 4th: 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 runoff, all San Antonio voters will vote between two candidates for mayor: Ron Nirenberg and Greg Brockhouse. Voters in City Council districts 2, 4, and 6 will also vote between two candidates for City Council representatives.

Find my city council district

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How do I check my voter registration?

You can check your registration here. If you aren’t already registered to vote in San Antonio, you cannot vote in this runoff election. Click here to register for future elections!

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 May 30th. Mail–in ballots must be in postmarked by June 8th and received by 5:00 pm on June 9th.

How to get a mail–in ballot

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.

How long are representatives in office?

The mayor and all City Council members hold office for two years before the next election. They are all limited to four two-year terms.