It's time to start thinking about elections
Before you know it, March 6 will be upon us. It’s a big, important election in which citizens in Bexar County will choose the Democratic and Republican candidates for one U.S. Senate race, five U.S. House seats, 10 State House seats, one State Senate seat, the governor, lieutenant governor, several other state officials, almost four dozen judges of various kinds, and other officials.
(The Green, Libertarian and possibly other parties will hold conventions to select their candidates, and independent candidates have separate procedures, to get on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.)
So get out your calendars and mark these dates for this election:
Jan. 1 – First day to apply for a ballot by mail. You can get one from the Bexar County Elections office if you are 65 or
older on the day of the election, have a disability, or be planning to be out of the county during the election (in which case the ballot will have to be sent to an out-of-county address). You may request an application for a ballot by mail by calling the Elections Office at 210-335-0362 or by mailing a request to:
Bexar County Elections Administrator
1103 S. Frio, Ste 100
San Antonio, TX 78207
You can also download an application here on the Secretary of State’s website, which also has instructions.
Feb. 5 – Last day to register for the March 6 election
Feb. 20-March 2 – Early voting
Feb. 23 – Last day to apply for a ballot by mail
March 6 – Primary Election
For comprehensive information on Texas elections, including Voter ID information, see the Texas Secretary of State’s elections page, VoteTexas.gov, and the Bexar County Elections Department’s website.