San Antonio residents in Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, and 9 will have their last chance to cast ballots for City Council representatives Saturday as they decide the winners in five runoff elections.
Early voting for the runoffs closed Tuesday, with 21,560 total votes cast in what is typically a low-turnout election. Voters selected winners in San Antonio’s other five council races and the mayor’s race on May 1.
In District 1, three-term incumbent Roberto Treviño faces challenger Mario Bravo, a project manager for the Environmental Defense Fund.
In District 2, single-term Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan will face her former communications director Jalen McKee-Rodriguez.
In District 3, Phyllis Viagran – the sister of outgoing Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, who has served the maximum number of terms – is running against Tomas Uresti, the brother of former state Sen. Carlos Uresti and current Bexar County tax assessor-collector Albert Uresti.
In District 5, Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales has also served the maximum number of terms. Vying her for her seat are urban policy historian and teacher Teri Castillo and Thompson Neighborhood Association President Rudy Lopez.
In District 9, Councilman John Courage is taking on challenger Patrick Von Dohlen, who has now run for the seat three times. Courage is seeking his third term.
Anyone who is registered to vote and lives in the select districts can vote in the runoff. If you didn’t vote in May, that doesn’t change your eligibility. Only San Antonio voters who reside in council districts with runoff races will be eligible to vote.
When and where can I vote?
Polls will be open Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are 18 early voting locations throughout Bexar County, including the Bexar County Elections Department. Voters can cast ballots at any of them. Find the full list here.
The poll locations with the most ballots cast during early voting were Brookhollow Library with 4,569 votes and the Parman Library at Stone Oak with 2,632 votes.
What do I need to bring with me to vote?
You need to provide one of the following seven forms of identification:
- Texas driver’s license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas election identification certificate issued by DPS
- Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
- Texas handgun license issued by DPS
- U.S. military identification card containing your photograph
- U.S. citizenship certificate containing your photograph
- U.S. passport (book or card)
If you don’t have one of the seven forms of identification listed above and can’t reasonably get one, you can bring one of these:
- A copy or original of a government document that shows your name and an address, including your voter registration certificate
- A copy of or original current utility bill
- A copy of or original bank statement
- A copy of or original government check
- A copy of or original paycheck
- A copy of or original of (A) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (B) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law that establishes your identity, which may include a foreign birth document.
If your name does not appear on the list of registered voters but you did register to vote in time, you can cast a provisional ballot.