Long lines reported at some Bexar County polling sites

Voters say civic duty prompted them to cast ballot

SAN ANTONIO - There has been a steady stream of voters Tuesday at some polling locations in Bexar County and even long lines at some spots.

Stephanie Torres said he brought her 3-year-old son along as she went to vote because she wants to set a good example for him.

"Just to show my son that everything is possible, so he can come out here and one day and do it himself," Torres said.

She said her mom, Beatrice Vazquez, taught her the same lesson when she was young, and she also taught her how to pick candidates.

"Somebody we trust. Somebody that will speak for us and do for us," Vazquez said.

Torres and Vazques are not the only ones who take their voting rights seriously.

"It's our civic duty. If you don't vote, you don't have a say," one voter said.

"It's part of being a citizen. It's part of our job," a voter said.

Kimberly Bianco took the day off to cast her ballot. As a teacher, she's particularly interested in whether or not the Pre-K For SA referendum passes.

"I want to make sure my voice is heard. I want to make sure that I vote the way I see fit," Bianco said.

Bianco was among voters who said they were happy to vote, but not happy that they didn't get an "I Voted" sticker.

"Yeah. I'm disappointed I didn't get a sticker," she said.

Torres said she asked for a sticker but her polling place ran out before she got there.

"I wanted one for him, for his little scrapbook that we have for him," she said.


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