Voters will head to the polls Saturday to give thumbs-up or thumbs-down to six municipal bond propositions to fund street repairs, drainage, park improvements, affordable housing and other projects.

The $1.2 billion 2022-2027 bond package is the city’s largest yet. The biggest chunk of money, $472 million, will pay for street, sidewalk and bridge improvements, with another $170 million going toward 23 drainage and flood control projects. For the first time, the bond also includes $150 million to be spent on affordable housing efforts.

For a more detailed look at the bond package, read our voter’s guide to the bond.

The 2022-2027 city bond is divided into six propositions on the ballot:

  • streets, bridges and sidewalks ($471.6 million);
  • drainage and flood control ($169.9 million);
  • parks and recreation ($271.9 million);
  • library and cultural facilities ($58.4 million);
  • public safety facilities ($78.3 million);
  • affordable housing ($150 million).

Also on the ballot are two statewide constitutional amendment propositions that if passed would lower school property taxes. The first proposition would authorize the Legislature to reduce such taxes for elderly and disabled Texans. The second would increase the amount of the residence homestead exemption from school district property taxes to $40,000, up from the current $25,000.

Some area school districts have election items on the ballot, the most significant being Northside ISD’s $992 million bond and three school board seats being decided in North East ISD. Voters in Harlandale ISD also have a bond item up for approval. One Alamo Heights ISD board seat is being contested, along with one trustee position for the Alamo Colleges District. 

See a sample ballot here.

How can I determine if I’m registered to vote?

You can check your voter registration status here. All you need is your date of birth, along with either your Voter ID number, Texas driver’s license number or your name and county of residence.

When can I vote?

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Where can I vote?

There are more than 250 voting locations throughout Bexar County, and voters can cast ballots at any of them. Find the full list here.

Is it too late to submit mail-in ballots?

For your vote to count, your must be received by the elections department by 5 p.m. on May 9.

There have been key changes to the voting-by-mail process, causing more mail-in ballots to be rejected. To help alleviate confusion, the Bexar County Elections Department has detailed instructions here on how to make sure your vote counts.

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 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.

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This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.