Bexar County Elections Department faces lawsuit 28 days before Election Day

MOVE Texas want a judge to seek an injunction after the county trimmed polling locations from its list

The Bexar County Elections Department faces a lawsuit with just 28 days until the general election.

SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Elections Department faces a lawsuit with just 28 days until the general election. MOVE Texas want a judge to seek a temporary injunction after the county trimmed polling locations from its list.

“Bexar County must be prepared to handle more voters than it ever has before while maintaining healthy voting practices. Instead, Bexar County has decided to close polling locations,” MOVE Texas Civic Fund Executive Director H. Drew Galloway.

The listed organizations on the lawsuit also claim the elections department has made it difficult for people to become volunteer deputy registrars, which register people to vote.

This year, the county included mega voting sites, such as the AT&T Center, in its list of polling locations. Additionally, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said the new voting machines allow people to cast a ballot at any polling site, allowing for more flexibility.

Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen released the following statement Wednesday regarding the lawsuit.

“This matter is currently in litigation and the Bexar County Elections Department will leave it to the courts to make the final decision, as we focus on the upcoming election. Our staff continues to work seven days a week processing applications for mail-in ballots and assisting voters in the election process. Don’t forget—early voting starts October 13th."

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Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.