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Will Voters Turn Out To 'Represent SA' For The 2017 City Elections?

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Flickr | Keith Ivey

Early voting for San Antonio's municipal elections starts Monday, April 24.

The ballot includes six different bond propositions -- part of a cumulative $850 million proposed package for streets, parks, drainage and many other infrastructure improvement projects. San Antonio voters will decide whether to keep the incumbent mayor or elect a new one, and select school board and city council members for their district. 

An abysmally low 10.7 percent of San Antonio voters cast a ballot in the most recent round of mayoral elections, according to a study by Portland State University.

From registration parties and video voter guides to beer-fueled panel discussions and a hyper-informative mobile app, multiple community initiatives are working to increase voter participation and encourage civic engagement in San Antonio. Will their hard work pay off at the polls?

Guests: 

​Learn more about the Represent!SA movement and download The Voting App.

Jan Ross Piedad is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.