Nearly 82,000 people cast ballots during the early voting period for the June runoff election, beating the 2017 runoff turnout by more than 12,000 votes.
Early voting started last Tuesday, and more than 68,000 have cast ballots so far. Early voting ends Tuesday, and polls are open 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bexar County data show in-person early voting for 2019’s municipal elections saw 66,875 people cast ballots, falling short of 2017’s by more than 2,000.
Fiesta is in full swing this week. So is early voting. Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen said she does not expect a high voter turnout.
County commissioners directed Bexar County Elections to start negotiations to purchase new voting machines and return with price options in one month.
Bexar County Elections Department has been using voting machines that are well past the typical 10-year life span.
Bexar County election officials will not have to immediately provide a list of provisional voters to the Gina Ortiz Jones campaign, which had accused the county of disenfranchising voters by withholding the information.
Grassroots organizers and campaign staffers for Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones are seeking a list of provisional ballots cast on Election Day.
On Tuesday morning, Rivard Report reporters fanned out across San Antonio to visit different polling sites, mostly finding places with little to no wait.
Early voters make up 60 to 65 percent of Bexar County’s total vote count in past years, Election Administrator Jacque Callanen said.