The Current loves the rush of voting on election day, but you can avoid long lines before or after work and during lunch on November 4 by taking advantage of early voting, October 20-31, at 40 locations across the city. Polls are open
8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Don’t forget your voter-registration card, and consult bexar.org/elections/ if you have any questions (i.e. Am I registered? What if I’ve lost my card? I moved two weeks ago; now what?). This info is subject to change, so doublecheck it before you drive at the web address above, or by calling the office of the Bexar County Elections Administrator, Jacquelyn F. Callanen, at (210) 335-VOTE (8683).
Early voting locations
BEXAR COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER 300 Dolorosa (limited ballots; Deaflink accessible)
ALZAFAR SHRINE TEMPLE
901 N Loop 1604 West
BLOSSOM ATHLETIC CENTER
12002 Jones Maltsberger
BROOKHOLLOW LIBRARY 530 Heimer
CASTLE HILLS CITY HALL 209 Lemonwood Dr.
CLAUDE BLACK CENTER 2805 E. Commerce
CODY LIBRARY 11441 Vance Jackson
COLLINS GARDEN LIBRARY 200 North Park
CORTEZ LIBRARY 2803 Hunter
CROSSROADS MALL 4522 Fredericksburg
EAST CENTRAL ISD ADMIN BLDG
6634 New Sulphur Springs Road.
FAIR OAKS RANCH CITY HALL
7286 Dietz Elkhorn
GREAT NORTHWEST LIBRARY 9050 Wellwood
HELOTES CITY HALL 12951 Bandera
HENRY A. GUERRA, JR. LIBRARY
7978 W. Military Dr.
JOHN IGO LIBRARY 13330 Kyle Seale Parkway
JOHNSTON LIBRARY 6307 Sun Valley Dr.
JULIA YATES SEMMES LIBRARY @ Comanche Lookout Park 15060 Judson
KINMAN HOUSE OF LEON VALLEY 6417 Evers
KIRBY CITY HALL 112 Bauman
LAS PALMAS LIBRARY 515 Castroville Rd.
LION’S FIELD 2809 Broadway
MAURY MAVERICK, JR. LIBRARY
8700 Mystic Park
MCCRELESS LIBRARY 1023 Ada
MEMORIAL LIBRARY 3222 Culebra
NORTHSIDE ACTIVITY CENTER 7001 Culebra
OLMOS BASIN GOLF CLUB HOUSE
SHAVANO PARK CITY HALL 900 Saddletree Ct.
SHOPPERS CITY MALL 660 S.W. Military Drive
SOMERSET HIGH SCHOOL
7650 S. Loop 1604 West
SOUTH PARK MALL 2310 S.W. Military
SOUTH SAN ANTONIO ISD ADMIN BLDG
SOUTHSIDE ISD ADMIN BLDG
ST. BENEDICT’S CHURCH 4535 Lord
STONE OAK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
20024 Crescent Oaks
THOUSAND OAKS/EL SENDERO LIBRARY
4618 Thousand Oaks
TOBIN LIBRARY @ OAKWELL
4134 Harry Wurzbach
VIA 1021 San Pedro
UNIVERSAL CITY – CITY HALL
2150 Universal City Blvd
UTSA 6900 N. Loop 1604 West
WINDCREST TAKAS PARK CIVIC CENTER
9310 Jim Seal Dr.
Mostly non-denominational voter guides
First, download a sample ballot and find other voter info (i.e. your polling place) at bexar.org/elections.
Project Vote Smart, votesmart.org, evaluates candidates based on their voting records and the organization’s political-courage test, which challenges politicians to take stands on controversial issues they may face in office.
The enviro-minded League of Conservation Voters, lcv.org, offers an environmental scorecard for evaluating Congressional voting records, and a critical pdf summary of the presidential candidates green bona fides.
Get the highly respected League of Women Voters Presidential Voting Guide online at lwv.org, which provides the candidates’ responses on five issues, including education, economic disparity, and Global Warming. Likewise, the Texas Chapter, lwvtexas.org, offers a Lone Star guide.
If you’re concerned about gender equality and women’s reproductive rights, you’ll want to know who’s endorsed by the National Organization for Women’s PAC, nowpacs.org.
Texans for Public Justice issued a recent report on political contributions to candidates for the Texas Supreme Court, available at tpj.org.
The Log Cabin Republicans, online.logcabin.org, and the Stonewall Democrats, stonewalldemocrats.org, offer in-depth coverage of candidates and their positions/records on LGBT and civil-rights issues such as gay marriage and hate-crime legislation.