Early voting is going on right now in Bexar County for the primary runoff election. Have you voted yet? State and local officials have put in place a pandemic-related health and safety checklist.
- Stay 6 feet away from other voters and poll workers
- Wearing a mask is requested, but not required
- Bring your ID and be prepared to briefly remove your mask for poll workers to check
- Bring your own pen, pencil or stylus for marking your choices on the screen
- Wash your hands before and after voting
- Bring your own hand sanitizer
- If you are 65 or older, or sick, vote by mail
- Request curbside voting if you have mobility issues
According to the San Antonio Express-News, voter turn out for the first day of early voting on Monday was about the same as primary runoff elections in 2014 and 2018. Bexar County Elections Administrator, Jacque Callanen, "urged voters to 'respect election workers' by wearing a mask and thanking them for being there."
In Bexar County, there are a variety of races on the runoff ballot, depending on where you live and whether you choose to vote in the Democrat or Republican primary runoff. As a note, you do not have to have voted in the primary election to vote in the primary runoff election. This SAEN article goes over the races, including a high profile race on the Democratic ballot to see who will face Senator Cornyn in November, and a runoff for the Precinct 3 Bexar County Commissioner nominee on the Republican ballot.
It's too late to register to vote in this runoff, but you have until October 1 to register to vote in the November elections. You can pick up a voter registration card at any BiblioTech Branch. You can also request a registration card online or call 210-335-VOTE to request a registration card. Not sure if you're registered to vote or not? You can do a quick check here!