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November 2020 Voting Resources

Key Dates

  • October 5, 2020: Last day to register to vote in person 
  • October 5, 2020: Last day for registering by mail to vote 
  • October 13-30, 2020: Early voting period 
  • October 23, 2020: Last day to request a ballot by mail 
  • Nov. 3, 2020: General Election Day 

Frequently Asked Questions

VOTER REGISTRATION
**Please note the deadline to register to vote is October 5, 2020.

How do I check if I’m registered to vote?
Check your registration status on VoteTexas.org or by contacting your county voter registrar’s office. If you’re not registered, the website will give you instructions for how to do so. 

How can I register to vote? Where can I get the voter registration application? 

  • Pick up a voter registration application from your local library, post office, Department of Public Safety office, high school, Elections Office, Secretary of State’s office, etc.
  • Fill out the application, sign it and bring/mail it to the Bexar County  Elections Office prior to 30 days before Election Day at 1103 S. Frio, Ste. 100, San Antonio, TX 78207
  • Fill out a voter registration application online

Can I register to vote online in Texas?
No, Texas is one of nine states that do not allow this. You must print the completed application and mail/bring it to your Elections Office. Request a postage-paid application to be mailed to you. Or call the Elections Office at 210-335 VOTE (8683). You can register in person at the Elections Office 

Do I need ID to register to vote? 
You do not need to show an ID to register to vote. However, the voter registration application asks for valid Texas driver license number or Texas Personal ID number, or last four digits of your Social Security number. You swear by signing the form that you are a citizen and are who you say you are, and you can be charged with a crime if anything is untrue. You will need to show ID when you vote. 

Do I get a proof of registration? 
After you apply, a voter registration certificate (your proof of registration) will be mailed to you within 30 days. Check your certificate to be sure all information is correct. If there is a mistake, make corrections and return it to the Elections Office immediately. 

I’m in the armed forces or otherwise overseas. How do I register to vote?
Contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program. They’ll be able to help, as the rules are different for you than for people living in the U.S. 

I’m a student — where do I register to vote, at school or at home?
It’s up to you. Just remember you must pick one location where you’ll register and vote. 

I registered to vote. What do I need to do with the postcard I received in the mail?
That’s your voter registration certificate. Read the information on the back of the certificate and make sure it’s right, sign by the X on the front of the card (the yellow area). If you need to make changes, make them, sign the card, then mail it back to the registrar. If no changes are necessary, no need to do anything. You do not need to bring the card to vote in person (just acceptable forms of identification), but it can’t hurt to bring it just in case you need it as back-up. 

VOTING 

Can I vote early by mail?
You can vote by mail if you will be away from your county on Election Day and during the hours that early voting is conducted; are sick or disabled; are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or you are in jail. 

Does lack of immunity to COVID-19 qualify me for a mail-in ballot?
The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that voters can take their lack of immunity into consideration when determining whether, considered along with other health factors, they qualify as having a disability, and thus, qualifying them for a mail-in ballot. Voters do not have to define their disability on their mail-in ballot application.  

How do I request a mail-in ballot? When’s my deadline?
Fill out an application for ballot by mail and hand it in to your county elections office. There are several ways of turning it in: Either drop it off in person before the start of early voting, which begins Oct. 13, or mail it. Local election officials have to have received your applications by Oct. 23. The application can also be submitted by fax or email, but you’ll still have to send it again by mail within four business days. Military or overseas voters can get more information on requesting a ballot here. 

What do I need to bring with me to vote?
You’ll need one of seven acceptable forms of photo ID: Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety; Texas Election Identification Certificate; Texas Personal Identification Card; Texas Handgun License; United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph; U.S. Citizenship Certificate containing your photograph; or U.S. Passport. If you can’t reasonably obtain one of these, you can still cast a ballot by presenting a supporting form of ID (such as a voter registration certificate, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or birth certificate) and signing what’s called a Reasonable Impediment Declaration. 

Can I use expired ID as my photo identification?
For voters under 70, yes, as long as it’s not more than four years expired by the date you’re trying to use it to vote. For voters 70 or older, expiration does not matter as long as the identification is otherwise valid. 

I waited in a long line to vote, only to realize I left my ID at home. Can I still vote?
Yes, but the process is a bit more complicated. Of course you can always get your ID and return to the polling place. If you’d prefer to stay, you can cast what’s called a provisional ballot. Think of it as a conditional ballot. It will only count on the condition that you bring the ID to the county voter registrar’s office by the sixth calendar day after Election Day (Nov. 9). 

Does the address on my ID have to match my address on the official list of registered voters?
No.

What are the hours of operation for polling locations during early voting? 

Early Voting Locations & Hours:

Click here for a PDF of Early Voting Locations and Hours

Tues., Oct. 13 thru Fri., Oct. 16 ………………………………………………………..8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 17, 2020 …………………………………………………………………………………8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 18, 2020 ………………………………………………………………………..12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 19 thru Fri., Oct. 23 …………………………………………………………8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 24, 2020 ………………………………………………………………………….8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 25, 2020 ………………………………………………………………………..12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 26 thru Fri., Oct. 30 ………………………………………………………… 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

Bexar County Early Voting Sites: 

Click here for a PDF of the Maps of Early Voting Locations

BROOKHOLLOW LIBRARY………………………………………….………….…530 Heimer Road 

CASTLE HILLS CITY HALL… (Community Room)…………….…….……..…..209 Lemonwood Dr. 

CLAUDE BLACK CENTER……………………………….…………………….….2805 East Commerce 

CODY LIBRARY……………………………………………………………………..11441 Vance Jackson 

COLLINS GARDEN LIBRARY………………….…………………………………. 200 North Park 

OLD CONVERSE CITY HALL………………………………………………………405 S. Seguin Rd 

COPERNICUS COMMUNITY CENTER……………………………….….………5003 Lord Rd 

CORTEZ LIBRARY………………………………………….………………………2803 Hunter Blvd 

ENCINO PARK LIBRARY………………………………………………..….…..….2515 East Evans Rd 

FAIR OAKS RANCH CITY HALL… (Council Chambers)………………………….7286 Dietz Elkhorn 

FRANK GARRETT MULTI CENTER……………………………………………….1226 NW 18TH St 

GRANADOS ADULT AND SENIOR CENTER………………..……………………500 Freiling 

GREAT NORTHWEST LIBRARY……………………………………..…………….9050 Wellwood 

HARLANDALE CIVIC CENTER……………………………………………………..115 W. Southcross 

HELOTES CITY HALL…………………………………………………………….…12951 Bandera Road 

HENRY A. GUERRA, JR. LIBRARY……………………………….….…..…….…..……7978 W Military Drive 

JOHN IGO LIBRARY…………………………………………………………………………….13330 Kyle Seale Parkway 

JOHNSTON LIBRARY…………………………………………………….…………..6307 Sun Valley Drive 

JULIA YATES SEMMES LIBRARY @ Comanche Lookout Park…………………..5060 Judson Road 

KIRBY CITY HALL………………………………………………………….……….…112 Bauman St 

LAS PALMAS LIBRARY………………………………………………….……………515 Castroville Road 

LEON VALLEY CONFERENCE CENTER……….………….……………..………..6421 Evers Rd 

LION’S FIELD……………………………………………………………….………….2809 Broadway 

MAURY MAVERICK, JR. LIBRARY……………………………………….………….8700 Mystic Park 

MCCRELESS LIBRARY………………………………………………………………..1023 Ada St. 

MEMORIAL LIBRARY………………………………………………………………..… 3222 Culebra 

MISSION LIBRARY…………………………………………………….…….….…..…..3134 Roosevelt Ave. 

NORTHSIDE ACTIVITY CENTER…………………………………………..………….7001 Culebra 

NORTHWEST VISTA COLLEGE…( Mountain Laurel Hall)……..…….….…………3535 N. Ellison Dr. 

OUR LADY OF THE LAKE UNIVERSITY…..…………………….……………………411 S. W. 24th St. 

PALO ALTO COLLEGE (Performing Arts Center)………………….….………………1400 W. Villaret Blvd. 

PARMAN LIBRARY@Stone Oak……………………………………….….………..….20735 Wilderness Oak 

  1. PAUL COMMUNITY CENTER………………………………………….………1201 Donaldson Ave.

SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Victory Center)…………………………..1802 N. Main 

SCHAEFER LIBRARY……………………………………………………….………….6322 US Hwy 87 E 

SHAVANO PARK CITY HALL… (Council Chamb)..………….…………………………900 Saddletree Ct 

SOMERSET CITY HALL……………………………………………..…………..………7360 E. 6th, Somerset 

SOUTHSIDE ISD ADMIN BLDG… (Board Room)………………………………..…..1460 Martinez-Losoya 

SOUTHWEST ISD ADMIN BLDG………………………..…………….……….………11914 Dragon Lane 

THOUSAND OAKS/EL SENDERO LIBRARY………………………………………….4618 Thousand Oaks 

TOBIN LIBRARY @OAKWELL…………………………………………………………….4134 Harry Wurzbach 

UNIVERSAL CITY LIBRARY………………………………………………………………………..100 Northview Dr. 

UTSA………………………………………………………………..……………………..1 UTSA Blvd. 

WINDCREST TAKAS PARK CIVIC CENTER……………..…………..…….…………9310 Jim Seal Dr. 

WONDERLAND MALL OF THE AMERICAS @ CROSSROADS …..….…………..4522 Fredericksburg 

 

Bexar County Sample Ballot 

Click to view a sample Bexar County ballot.

 

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