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.
Early voting in Bexar County ended on Friday with more than 40,000 people casting ballots.
As in previous years, turnout in the middle of the early voting period decreased.