Use these resources to cast an informed vote in the next election!
The LWVSA Voters Guide is an excellent source of nonpartisan election information, including candidate responses—in their own words—to a set of issue and policy questions that all competitors in a given contest have the opportunity to answer and submit for the public to see. Reviewing these candidate responses will help you know which candidates most align with your values, your concerns, and your policy preferences. Candidates are, after all, asking for the opportunity to represent YOU.
Printed LWVSA Voters Guides for the May 1 election will be available in early April at San Antonio library branches, the Bibliotechs, and some locations where you find the San Antonio Current.
Read below about using VOTE411.org to make side by side comparisons of Voters Guide candidate responses and printing your individualized ballot with your choices marked.
VOTE411 is an award-winning, one-stop, nonpartisan election information resource for all 50 states maintained by the League of Women Voters Education Fund to help you be an informed voter. Comprehensive information about the particulars of voting in Texas is available year-round in English and Spanish.
When you type in your street address , VOTE411 will show you all the contests that will be on your ballot when you go to vote. For each contest, the interactive version of the LWVSA Voters Guide allows you to make side-by-side comparisons of candidate responses—in their own words—to the set of issue and policy questions all the candidates were asked. After reading the candidate responses, you can select which candidate you will vote for in each contest, building a list of all your choices that you can print and take with you to use as guide when you vote.
The interactive LWVSA Voters Guide candidate content becomes available a few weeks before the beginning of Early Voting for any given election.
Simply type your street address into the form below to begin:
Use the Bexar County Elections Department's "Who Represents Me?" precinct finder tool to see which specific contests you will be voting on based on your precinct, or "voting district," which is determined by your address. The precinct finder form looks like this:
The results of your precinct search will include a link to a "sample ballot" showing the names of the candidates and the offices for which they are running and in which they are they are hoping to represent you. Sample ballots do not show additional information about the candidates.
The results of your precinct search will also show links to the websites of the elected officials who currently represent you at the local and state levels; candidates who are not currently in office have official websites which you can consult as well.