Get Ready for San Antonio’s Local Election

By SA2020

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San Antonio’s municipal election is set for Saturday, May 6th, with early voting between April 21st and May 2nd. These are important dates, but we’ve also got some other dates for you to mark on your calendars. Lots of great organizations are hosting events to help San Antonians get ready for the election—from voter registration drives to candidate forums. We put together a list of these events and groups, because while voting is the ultimate goal, the first steps are getting registered and getting informed!

Register to Vote

The deadline to register to vote in the municipal election is April 6th! To register to vote in Texas, you need to fill out a registration application, print and sign it, and mail it in to your county elections department. You can get the application here, and find out more details about changing your information here (the deadline to update your address or name is also April 6th). If you need any help with the process, local organizations are hosting opportunities to do just that!

Tuesday, March 21st

On National Voter Registration Day, our friends at MOVE San Antonio will hang out on the campuses of ALL 13 San Antonio colleges to help students get registered! You can find them on campus between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Saturday, March 25th

Organize SA, a new organization, will have voter registrars at the Cesar Chavez March! Find them outside the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.

Get Informed

There are lots of opportunities to hear more about the 2017 election and candidates. From mayoral town halls to city council forums, take advantage of these events and get to know more about who’s running to represent you.

Monday, March 20th

The Northeast Neighborhood Alliance hosts a District 10 forum March 20th at 7 pm at The Tool Yard (10303 Tool Yard).

Monday, March 27th

KIPP San Antonio Public Schools will host a Mayoral Town Hall on Education from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. More info and tickets here. (They’ll also livestream the event on their Facebook page!)

Tuesday, March 28th

The San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association hosts a mayoral debate on hospitality and tourism industry at the Marriott Plaza. Find out more here.

Saturday, April 1st

MOVE San Antonio hosts a new type of candidate forum: San Antonio Night Live! MOVE will ask candidates about their vision for San Antonio through interactive game shows, a creative showcase, and deep-dive discussions. More info here

Monday, April 3rd

The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area and UTSA School of Public Policy host a District 5 candidate forum Monday, April 3rd at 6:00 pm at UTSA Downtown Campus. Find out more here.

Saturday, April 22nd

The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area and The Vineyard Neighborhood Association will host a District 9 candidate forum on April 22nd at 10 am at the Vineyard Community Center. More details here.


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