Voting: FAQs

When is the 2018 midterm election?

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Election Day voting hours are 7 am – 7 pm. The Early Voting period for the 2018 midterm election is Monday, October 22nd through Friday, November 2nd.

Early voting hours:

  • Monday, October 22nd – Friday, October 26th: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 27th: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 28th: 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
  • Monday, October 29th – Friday, November 2nd: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Where do I vote?

On Election Day, you must vote in your assigned precinct—determined by the address of your current voter registration. During Early Voting, you can vote at ANY polling location.

Find your precinct’s polling location

All Early Voting Locations

What will be on the ballot?

In the 2018 midterm election, all Bexar voters will vote in Federal, State, and County races. In the San Antonio city limits, voters will also see three City Charter amendment propositions on the ballot. Three school districts (Edgewood, South San Antonio, and Somerset) will also have school board races on the ballot, and Southwest ISD will have a bond on the ballot.

What do I need to bring to vote?

If you have one of the following forms of photo identification, you must present one when you vote in person. The identification can be expired up to four years.

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport

If you do not have one of the above forms of identification, you can present one of the following supporting forms of identification, and the voting official will help you fill out a required declaration.

  • Valid voter registration certificate
  • Certified birth certificate (must be an original)
  • Copy of or original current utility bill
  • Copy of or original bank statement
  • Copy of or original government check
  • Copy of or original paycheck
  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

How do I register to vote?

The deadline to register before the 2018 midterm election was Oct. 9th. Click here to find out if you’re already registered and see your current voter registration info.

What if my voter registration information has changed?

If you’re registered in Bexar County and have recently moved addresses within Bexar County, you can update your address online here. If you have moved from a new county into Bexar County, you must re–register.

If you have changed your name since you registered but you reside in the same county, you can update your name online here.. If both your name and county have changed, you can 1) correct your voter registration certificate on the back and mail it to your county’s voter registrar; 2) fill out a new voter registration and check “Change”; 3) change your voter registration when you apply for or change your Texas driver’s license.

What if my voter information doesn’t match my identification?

The address on your identification does NOT have to match your address on your voter registration information. If your name does not exactly match your name on your voter registration information, election officials will review your identification, and if your name is “substantially similar,” you’ll be allowed to vote (but required to submit an affidavit stating you are the same person on the official list of voters).

What if I can’t vote in person?

If you won’t be in Bexar County for Early Voting or Election Day; are 65 years or older; are disabled; or confined in jail but otherwise eligible to vote, you can vote early by mail. Applications must be received by October 26th. Mail–in ballots must be received by 7:00 pm on November 6th (if not postmarked) or received by 5:00 pm on November 7th if postmarked by 7:00 pm on November 6th.

Get a mail–in ballot application

How can I get to my polling location?

VIA offers free rides to the polls on Election Day. Just show your voter registration card when you board. Lyft and Uber will also offer free or discounted rides on Election Day. Check the app on November 6th for more information.