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General Voting Questions

General Voting Questions and Answers

How do I know if I'm registered to vote?

You can check to see if you are registered online at our Registration & Polling Location Search.  Enter your date of birth and house number to see if you are registered.

How do I register to vote?

Visit the Voter Registration page to see if you meet the criteria.  If you are eligible to vote, follow the instructions on the Register to Vote page to submit your application.

How do I update my registration information?

If you still live within Bexar County, visit the Registration Changes page for information on how to update your registration online or through the mail.

If you have moved to a different county, you must re-register with that county.  More information can be found on the Registration Changes page.

Do I really need my Voter Registration Card to vote?

Bringing the card will help both you and others in line by speeding the process. If you do not have your card, you will be asked for a driver license or other form of positive identification. Please bring the card with you. 

If you need a new card, please visit the Registration Cards page for information on how to request a new card.

What is Early Vote and how do I do it?

Early Vote is a period of time before the official Election Day during which a registered voter may vote at any polling location in Bexar County.  Early Vote may be done in person or by mail.  

To learn more about voting during Early Vote, visit the Early Voting page.  View the Election Department calendar for voting schedules.

Where do I go to vote?

During Early Vote, a registered voter may vote at any specified polling location.  On Election Day, you must go to the specified polling location for the voter precinct in which you are registered to vote.

During an election, you can use the Registration & Polling Location Search to double-check your registration and find polling locations based on your voter precinct.

During a Primary Election, what if I don't want to tell the election judges whether I want to vote Republican or Democrat? What if I want to vote for a Reform or Independent Candidate?

There are no Reform or Independent Candidates in Primary elections in Texas. They will appear on the General Election ballot in the November election.

In Texas, a voter must vote in the Primary for candidates on either the Republican or Democratic ballot. However, the voter may not vote for both Republicans and Democrats during the Primary. If the voter does not tell the judge whether they wish to vote Democratic or Republican, then the judge will be unable to provide a ballot for the voter. 

Why does the Republican ballot have a proposition and not the Democratic ballot, or vice versa?

The party may choose to put a proposition on their Party's ballot or not since the Primary elections are a political party event.

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Bexar County Elections Department

    Elections Administrator

    1103 S. Frio, Ste. 100
    San Antonio, TX 78207

    Phone: 210-335-VOTE (8683)
    FAX: 210-335-0371 (Elections)