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Early Voting In Primary Election Begins Today

David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio
TPR News

Early voting begins Tuesday in the March 1 Democratic and Republican Party Primary Elections.

There are 34 polling locations throughout Bexar County.  The polls are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. For polling locations check here.

There are eight presidential candidates on the Democratic ballot and 13 on the Republican side, which also includes an “Uncommitted” option.

The League of Women Voters has published several voter guides including one specific to the presidential elections. Visit here and you can either enter you address to see a sample ballot specific to where you live, or simply choose a poltical party to review the candidate's profiles. 

Besides the presidential races, there are also numerous other federal, state, and county races. You will also find six referendums on the Democratic ballot and four propositions on the Republican ballot.

The League of Women Voters of Texas has published a guide specific to state races. It can be found here. The San Antonio chapter has also put out a guide for races specific to the Alamo City including the closely watched race for State Senate in District 26 and for State Representative in Districts 116 and 119. The San Antonio guide can be found at area library locations and online here

Voters must present a photo ID.   A Texas driver's license is acceptable. You can also use a DPS-issued Texas election identification certificate, a personal identification card, or a concealed handgun license. A U.S. military ID, a U.S. citizenship certificate, or a U.S. passport is also acceptable.

Early voting continues through Feb. 26.

The Bexar County Elections Department has sample ballots, polling locations and more. Voter information can also be found at the Comal County Elections Department, the Gillespie County Elections Department, the Kendall County Elections Department and Guadalupe County Elections Department.

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from 3-7pm on KSTX 89.1 FM. Steve is a veteran of radio news in South Texas, having worked for commercial stations in the San Antonio area since the late 1980s.