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Early voting numbers up in mayoral runoff

Election Day set for Saturday

SAN ANTONIO – Will our next mayor be current Mayor Ivy Taylor or former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte?

The results of the runoff won't be known until Saturday, but the early voting numbers were up, with more than 60,000 people voting.

"More people voted early than voted in the first election on May 9, which was really promising," said Jacque Callanen, Bexar County elections administrator. "So having said that, we are looking forward tomorrow (Saturday) to having maybe 30,000 to 40,000 people turn out to vote, which would be terrific. That would get us over 100,000 total, which is what we would really like to see."

Callanen said there are a little over 690,000 registered voters in San Antonio and she hopes that they all come out on Saturday

She is also reminding people that if they did not vote on May 9, they are still eligible to vote in the runoff.

"There seems to be an urban legend that says you have to vote in the first election to go to the runoff," said Callanen. "No. If you are a registered voter in the city of San Antonio, you'll be welcomed at the polls."

Another thing to keep in mind is school is out. So some schools that are voting sites will already have some construction going on. Voters can still go to their usual polling site but may have to watch out for signs that will lead you to a different location at that site.

To find a polling site, call 335-VOTE or click here.

Click here to view an early voting calendar.

Click here to view an early voting map.

Click here to view a sample ballot.


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