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Election brain candy

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Early voting started Monday, and the City Clerk can expect half the ballot take to come in before the May 12 general election. San Antonio’s election is important — offering our 1.4 million citizenry (by recent estimates) input on City Council, Mayor, and the $550-million citywide bond and school bonds, among other region specific elections. (Bexar Met Water District candidates: Save your receipts so you can return campaign materials, ‘cause the state lege has their water guns out, ready to dissolve the district.) Still, the campaign season has been as riveting as watching TransGuide TV, whose rotating cameras give a hazy view of the city’s freeway traffic. Facing a dearth of competitive races and sexy propositions, the real unknown factor in this election is SA’s chronic killjoy, voter apathy. What’s there to get up for in this election? Please try a sample of our brain candy. See and hear candidates live Sunday 7-9 p.m. on RadioVentana.com and IGOSA.com. The Podcast will be available on ITUNES by Tuesday, May 8.

— Keli Dailey

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Voter Info

Early voting ends Tuesday, May 8.

The last day to request a mail ballot: Friday, May 4.

Election-day hours, Saturday, May 12: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Declaration of results: Tuesday, May 22, 10 a.m.

To check whether you’re registered: 335-VOTE (Option #4, then #3)

To see a sample ballot (candidates, propositions and bonds) and where to vote: Tinyurl.com/2ofwle

Useful links:

City Clerk’s Election Office: Sanantonio.gov/clerk/Elections/
ElectionInfo.asp


2007 City Bond Information: Sanantonio.gov/2007bond/

County Elections Department: Bexar.org/elections

Secretary of State Elections Division: Sos.state.tx.us/elections/

League of Women Voters’ Election Guide: Lwvsa.org/VoterInformation.htm


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