Voting FAQs

The May 24 runoff election is the second round of voting for the 2022 midterm election. In March, voters in the Democratic and Republican parties began choosing their candidates by voting in a primary election. In any races in which a candidate didn’t receive a majority of votes (50% plus 1 vote), the two candidates with the most votes moved on to the runoff election. When you vote, you’ll choose a Democratic or Republican ballot and vote for one of the two candidates in each race to represent the party in the November election.

Yes! As long as you’re registered to vote, you can vote in the runoff.

Yes—when you go to vote, you’ll tell the election official if you’d like a Democratic or Republican ballot. When you vote in the general election in November, you don’t have to vote for the same candidates or party. (While there are other political parties, the Democratic and Republican parties are the only parties holding Texas primaries.)

The midterm election includes Federal, State, and County races. What’s on your specific ballot will depend on which party’s ballot you choose and where in Bexar County you live.

» See your individual ballot.

The deadline to register to vote in the May 24 runoff has already passed, but you can register now to be eligible to vote in the general November 8th election.

» Get a voter registration application.

» Find out if you’re already registered.

Election Day is Tuesday, May 24 and polls will be open 7 am to 7 pm.

Early Voting is May 16 – May 20 and polls are open 8 am to 8 pm each day.

During Early Voting and on Election Day, you can vote at any polling location. Keep in mind locations might differ between Early Voting and Election Day.

» See Early Voting Locations

» See Election Day Locations

If you won’t be in Bexar County for Early Voting and Election Day; are 65 years or older; are sick or disabled; expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day; or confined in jail but otherwise eligible to vote, you can vote early by mail. Applications must be received by May 13. Mail-in ballots must be received by 7:00 pm on May 24th, or by May 25th at 5 p.m. if postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

» How to get a mail–in ballot

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)

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).

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.