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Top 5 projected busiest polling locations on Election Day in Bexar County

Top 5 busiest polling locations in Bexar County

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SAN ANTONIO – Early voting was still going strong Thursday.

In fact, the Bexar County elections administrator, announced that we have broken the all-time record for early voting in the county.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, more than 375,877 people voted early. That tops the record of 375,784 set eight years ago.

Still a big crowd is expected Election Day.

And, the expected five busiest polls on Election Day are:

1) Huebner Elementary

2) Las Palmas Library

3) Olmos Park City Hall

4) Balcones Heights City Hall

5) Hollywood Park City Hall.

"Those are in high-growth areas and so we are going to see a turn out there because those sites are pushing our 5,000 (voters a day)," said Jacquelyn Callanen, Bexar County Elections Administrator.

Olmos Park City Hall and Las Palmas Library are also early-voting sites.

During early voting, the elections office has been handling 1,000 to 1,500 calls a day.

Some of those are from voters reporting that they were approached outside of the 100-foot circle range and were intimidated by some campaign workers, who are still working to get the vote.

"Some people, enthusiastic campaign workers have sort of been crossing the line as far as respect, common courtesy, those words," Callanen said. "We just really like to remind people that Bexar County is better than that."

Callanen said they have even had to send out sheriff’s deputies to settle things down at some of the polling sites.

"This is an usually high, emotional, high energized election and we're feeling that," said Callanen.

Callanen suggests voting early. The polls are open for early voting from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m Friday.

For people that plan to vote on Election Day, Callanen said the polls are the busiest in the morning and late afternoon until the polls close.

She recommends people try to vote between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday.


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