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Bexar County Commisioners

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Two Democratic candidates are running for the Precinct 2 seat on Bexar County Commissioners Court. Queta Rodriguez is challenging incumbent Justin Rodriguez and with no Republicans in the race, winner takes all. 

Deputy Constable Alex Chavez stands outside of his patrol unit.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Constables are as old as Texas — with jobs being created to help patrol the frontier. But some Bexar County leaders are questioning the relevance of the position, especially after the FBI raided the office of Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela this week.

Trustee Debra Guerrero tries out Bexar County's new voting machine at a San Antonio ISD board meeting July 15, 2019.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Bexar County Commissioners voted Tuesday to begin the process of changing traditional voting centers in time for the Nov. 5 elections.

County Elections Administrator Jacquelyn Callanen presented the plan that allows a voter to cast a ballot at any of the voting centers across Bexar County on Election Day, just like in the early voting period before elections. 

The voting centers could save the county money by reducing the need for the number of traditional voting precincts, Callanen has said in the past.  Those traditional voting sites could be cut by 20%, she said.