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Bexar County Elections

There was a lot at stake on Super Tuesday in 2020, with a hotly contested Democratic presidential primary and several high-profile statewide and local primaries in Texas and Bexar County, respectively.

Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen demonstrates how to use the new ballot tabulator the week before the November 2019 election.
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More than 106,000 Bexar County ballots were cast in the joint election by the end of Tuesday night, including early and Election Day votes. That’s a sharp increase over the last similar election in 2017, which saw 38,000 total votes cast.

Ryan Poppe

Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaign to register mail-in ballot applications for seniors ahead of the deadline is creating costly headaches for many county election officials.  

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Tuesday was the last day of early voting. Mayor Ivy Taylor cast her ballot at the Claude Black Center  where she says she votes in every election.

“We certainly want everyone to come out and have their voices heard,” Taylor said.

Taylor wasn’t the only one to come out. There was a steady stream of voters walking into Lions Field. Peggy Jo Kendall lives on the near North Side. She says the mayoral and the bond election are what brought her here Tuesday.

Bexar County is seeing a record turnout of early voters in this year’s general election.  Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen says 35,341 people cast ballots on Monday.  That’s almost 5,000 more than turned out on the first day of early voting in 2012. 

David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

Voter registration has reached an all-time high in Bexar County.  Elections officials are now preparing for what they hope will be a record turnout, as well.