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November elections forecast low-voter turnout

Early voting for Bexar County’s Constitutional Amendment Election opened this past Monday.

As of Thursday afternoon, Bexar County’s early election count totaled only 3,138 votes cast in-person out of the 1,049,400 registered voters in Bexar County, according to the county’s elections website.

With election day set on Nov. 7, voters have the opportunity to cast their ballot early until Friday, Nov. 3.

According to the Legislative Reference Library of Texas, the Constitutional Amendment Election brings seven proposed amendments brought by the 85th Texas Legislature as well as two propositions for the county and others for surrounding cities.

The proposed amendment topics include: property taxes, raffles, and home equity loan provisions, among others.

Gilbert Saic, elections coordinator at the Bexar County Elections Department, described what he usually sees as far as voter participation.

“Low voter turnout is typical for this type of election,” Saic said. “10 percent or less is what we expect.”

Voters have access to 34 early voting sites throughout the city. Those not able to vote in person may opt for mail-in voting.

For questions related to the voting process, refer to the Bexar County Elections Department website for more information.

About the Author

Alexandro Luna
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Alexandro Luna is a junior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. An exemplary student, not only does he report for The Mesquite, he currently holds two other jobs while maintaining his status as a full-time student. He works part-time as a staff writer at the San Antonio Express-News for the Metro section, writing news briefs on late-breaking news in Bexar County. To add, he works 19 hours a week at Palo Alto College in Student Life where he organizes and implements weekly events at the campus. Luna enjoys contributing his time to the on-campus Society of Professional Journalists chapter at A&M-San Antonio and discussing current events with his colleagues.

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