Bexar County Elections Department

Jacquelyn F. Callanen,
 Elections Administrator


If you’re a Texas voter who has cast your ballot by mail in recent years, you may have noticed some differences in your mail ballot materials this year. Voting by mail had substantial changes beginning with the March 2022 Primary Election. From changes in the application to changes in the requirements on the Ballot Carrier Envelope, and finally, to new options for correcting a problem with your ballot, voting by mail is not the same as it was in the past.

It’s important for all voters who are eligible to vote by mail to be aware of three substantial changes to the ballot by mail process in Texas. Understanding these three modifications of the election law will help you make sure your vote counts.

Click each Change below to get more information:

  1. Change No. 1: Applications

Change No. 1: Applications

Not everyone in Texas is eligible to vote by mail. If you fall into one of these five categories, you are able to request an application to vote by mail from your local election office. These include those who are:

  • 65 years of age or older;
  • Disabled or have a sickness/physical condition that would prevent you from entering the polling place without injuring yourself or needing assistance;
  • Expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day;
  • Expected to be absent from your county during Early Voting and on Election Day; or
  • Confined in Jail or Civilly Committed, but otherwise eligible to vote

With the new laws, be sure to fill out the application completely. One of the new requirements is that you must include an ID number on the application. This can be your Texas Driver's License number, your Personal ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. The vast majority of registered voters in Texas have both numbers on their voter registration record, but if you are unsure which number to put – you can feel free to put both just to be safe. The law only requires that one of the numbers matches a number on your voter registration record.

Remember: you will need to put this ID number on your application as well as your ballot carrier envelope.

  1. Change No. 2: Ballot Carrier Envelope
  1. Change No. 3: Correcting your Ballot Carrier Envelope to make your vote count
  1. Election Information
  2. November 7, 2023
    Joint Constitutional Amendments, General, Special Charter, and Bond Election

  3. Early Vote Period: Monday, October 23, 2023  – Friday, November 3, 2023

    Election Day Vote Period: Tuesday, November 7, 7 AM to 7 PM

  1. Make your voice heard!
  2. View the generic sample ballot for the election.
  3. Check your registration and find your individual sample ballot and Vote Centers.
    Find the individual sample ballot and Vote Centers for an address.
    The address must match what is on the Voter Registration record. 


The Bexar County Elections Department is responsible for voter registration activities and election operations throughout Bexar County. This includes 776 voting precincts, 53 political subdivisions, 20 Independent School Districts, 29 Cities, 3 Military Installations (including Lackland AFB, Fort Sam Houston, and Randolph Air Force Base), and 1,225,587 registered voters.

Events  (Open to the Public)


  1. Volunteer Deputy Registrar Certification Training 2023-2024

    We are excited to announce the return of the Volunteer Deputy Registrar Training Program. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, the are now 3 options available at this time to become a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar in Bexar County. Learn more about the training options >
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November 7, 2023 Uniform Election



Special Utility Districts

Election Identification Cards

For questions or more information regarding the EIC program, please contact the Bexar County Elections Office.

Voter ID Information

 For further information visit VoteTexas.Gov.

ID Required for Texas Voters

Check Your Voter Information

To check to see if your information matches, visit the Texas Secretary of State’s Voter Registration page. Put in your birthdate and the house number and it will give you the name you currently have on your official voter registration card. You can also call the Elections Department at 210-335-VOTE (8683).

Make sure your voter information is up to date. If you’ve moved, changed apartments, or your name, your voter information must be updated.

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