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These are the busiest, slowest polling locations in Bexar County during early voting

Early voting runs through Oct. 30

A line of early voters is seen outside the Tobin Library in San Antonio on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, the first day of early voting in Texas.
A line of early voters is seen outside the Tobin Library in San Antonio on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, the first day of early voting in Texas. (KSAT)

Editor’s note: This story will be updated throughout early voting, which runs from Oct. 13 through Oct. 30.

There are 48 early voting sites in Bexar County but with a record number of Bexar County residents — 1,181,000 — registered to vote this year, you may want to be strategic about where you go to cast your ballot.

Voters can choose any of the voting sites, both during early voting and on Election Day.

To accommodate for better social distancing and a higher voter turnout, the county has set up four large polling sites at the AT&T Center, Palo Alto College, St. Paul Community Center and Alzafar Shrine Auditorium.

For a list of other early voting locations and hours, click here.

Here are some other voting resources you may want to check out:

Here are the lists of Bexar County polling locations that have seen the most and least amount of voters each day of early voting so far. Mail-in ballots, which are expected to increase significantly this election year due to the pandemic, are not included in these figures.

Thursday, Oct. 22

The first 10 days of early voting have now passed, resulting in 360,529 votes cast so far in Bexar County.

On Thursday, 34,639 residents cast ballots at 48 polling sites around Bexar County.

That’s a tad less than the number of voters on the 10th day of early voting in the 2016 presidential election — 36,516 — but overall we’re about 8,000 votes ahead of that year. In the 2018 election, 26,127 Bexar County residents cast a ballot on the 10th day of early voting. We’re 55,000 votes ahead of that year’s early votes so far. Previous elections have had 12 days of early voting, while 2020 will have 17 days of early voting due to a proclamation from Gov. Abbott to allow a longer voting period because of the pandemic.

About 8,000 more Bexar County voters have cast ballots compared to this point in 2016 — and eight more days of early voting remain.

Busiest polling locations on the 10th day of early voting:

  1. Alzafar Shrine Auditorium: 901 N. Loop 1604 W.: 1,690 votes
  2. Brookhollow Library, 530 Heimer Rd.: 1,594 votes
  3. Encino Branch Library, 2515 E Evans Road: 1,452 votes
  4. John Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy.: 1,408 votes
  5. Northwest Vista College (Mountain Laurel) 3535 N Ellison Drive: 1,399 votes
  6. Great Northwest Library, 9050 Wellwood St.: 1,363 votes
  7. Maury Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park: 1,272 votes
  8. Tobin Library @ Oakwell, 4134 Harry Wurzbach Road: 1,224 votes
  9. Julia Yates Semmes Library, 15060 Judson Road: 1,124 votes
  10. University of Texas at San Antonio (Ballroom), 1 UTSA Blvd: 948 votes

Least busy polling locations on the 10th day of early voting:

  1. Frank Garrett Multi-Service Center, 1226 NW 18th St.: 130 votes
  2. Somerset City Hall, 7360 E 6th St.: 150 votes
  3. Claude Black Center, 2805 E. Commerce: 218 votes
  4. Southside ISD Administration Building, 1460 Martinez Losoya Rd.: 219 votes
  5. Copernicus Community Center, 5003 Lord Road: 248 votes
  6. Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 S. W. 24th St.: 250 votes
  7. Harlandale Civic Center, 115 W Southcross Blvd.: 293 votes
  8. Palo Alto College, 1400 W Villaret Blvd.: 298 votes
  9. Cortez Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd.: 306 votes
  10. Southwest ISD Admin Bldg, 11914 Dragon Lane: 346 votes

Wednesday, Oct. 21

The ninth day of early voting in the general election saw a slight dip in turnout from voters.

A total of 37,430 voters made it to the polls on Wednesday, bringing the total amount of ballots cast to 325,890.

That’s compared to 30,863 ballots cast on the ninth day of early voting in 2018, and 36,583 ballots cast on the ninth day of early voting in 2016. So far in this election, about 10,000 more Bexar County voters have cast ballots compared to this point in 2016.

Busiest polling locations on the ninth day of early voting:

  1. Alzafar Shrine Auditorium: 901 N. Loop 1604 W.: 1,804 votes
  2. John Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy.: 1,613 votes
  3. Brookhollow Library, 530 Heimer Rd.: 1,602 votes
  4. Northwest Vista College (Mountain Laurel) 3535 N Ellison Drive: 1,508 votes
  5. Great Northwest Library, 9050 Wellwood St.: 1,495 votes
  6. Encino Branch Library, 2515 E Evans Road: 1,397 votes
  7. Maury Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park: 1,352 votes
  8. Tobin Library @ Oakwell, 4134 Harry Wurzbach Road: 1,333 votes
  9. Julia Yates Semmes Library, 15060 Judson Road: 1,221 votes
  10. AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway: 1,218 votes

Least busy polling locations on the ninth day of early voting:

  1. Somerset City Hall, 7360 E 6th St.: 163 votes
  2. Frank Garrett Multi-Service Center, 1226 NW 18th St.: 173 votes
  3. Southside ISD Administration Building, 1460 Martinez Losoya Rd.: 220 votes
  4. Copernicus Community Center, 5003 Lord Road: 221 votes
  5. Claude Black Center, 2805 E. Commerce: 234 votes
  6. Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 S. W. 24th St.: 259 votes
  7. Cortez Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd.: 331 votes
  8. Harlandale Civic Center, 115 W Southcross Blvd.: 337 votes
  9. Palo Alto College, 1400 W Villaret Blvd.: 351 votes
  10. Southwest ISD Admin Bldg, 11914 Dragon Lane: 368 votes

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Nearly 40,000 people in Bexar County cast a ballot on Tuesday, the eighth day of early voting.

Tuesday’s 39,888 ballots bring the total so far to 288,460, according to the Bexar County Elections Department.

Compared to previous elections, 33,786 voted on the eighth day of early voting during the 2016 election and 31,260 voted on the eighth day of early voting in 2018. So far in this election, about 9,100 more Bexar County voters have cast ballots compared to this point in 2016.

Busiest polling locations on the eighth day of early voting:

  1. Alzafar Shrine Auditorium: 901 N. Loop 1604 W.: 1,855 votes
  2. John Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy.: 1,642 votes
  3. Brookhollow Library, 530 Heimer Rd.: 1,571 votes
  4. Encino Branch Library, 2515 E Evans Road: 1,543 votes
  5. AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway: 1,519 votes
  6. Great Northwest Library, 9050 Wellwood St.: 1,452 votes
  7. Maury Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park: 1,435 votes
  8. Northwest Vista College (Mountain Laurel) 3535 N Ellison Drive: 1,410 votes
  9. Tobin Library @ Oakwell, 4134 Harry Wurzbach Road: 1,395 votes
  10. Leon Valley Conference Center, 6427 Evers Road: 1,206 votes

Least busy polling locations on the eighth day of early voting:

  1. Frank Garrett Multi-Service Center, 1226 NW 18th St.: 261 votes
  2. Southside ISD Administration Building, 1460 Martinez Losoya Rd.: 262 votes
  3. Somerset City Hall, 7360 E 6th St.: 276 votes
  4. Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 S. W. 24th St.: 287 votes
  5. Copernicus Community Center, 5003 Lord Road: 306 votes
  6. Claude Black Center, 2805 E. Commerce: 337 votes
  7. Cortez Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd.: 355 votes
  8. Harlandale Civic Center, 115 W Southcross Blvd.: 369 votes
  9. Palo Alto College, 1400 W Villaret Blvd.: 372 votes
  10. Southwest ISD Admin Bldg, 11914 Dragon Lane: 427 votes

Monday, Oct. 19

The seventh day of early voting saw Bexar County’s highest daily turnout yet — 41,289 ballots.

Monday’s tally brings the total number of votes to 248,572, according to the Bexar County Elections Department. That does not include the number of mail-in ballots.

The daily total is nearly triple the 14,906 who voted on the seventh day of early voting during the 2018 election and more than double the 17,877 who voted on the seventh day of early voting in 2016. So far in this election, about 3,000 more Bexar County voters have cast ballots compared to this point in 2016.

Below are the lists of the busiest and least busy polling locations in Bexar County.

Busiest polling locations on the seventh day of early voting:

  1. Alzafar Shrine Auditorium: 901 N. Loop 1604 W.: 1,775 votes
  2. Brookhollow Library, 530 Heimer Rd.: 1,755 votes
  3. John Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy.: 1,751 votes
  4. AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway: 1,609 votes
  5. Maury Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park: 1,554 votes
  6. Great Northwest Library, 9050 Wellwood St.: 1,502 votes
  7. Northwest Vista College (Mountain Laurel) 3535 N Ellison Drive: 1,465 votes
  8. Encino Branch Library, 2515 E Evans Road: 1,440 votes
  9. Tobin Library @ Oakwell, 4134 Harry Wurzbach Road: 1,325 votes
  10. Leon Valley Conference Center, 6427 Evers Road: 1,238 votes

Least busy polling locations on the seventh day of early voting:

  1. Southside ISD Administration Building, 1460 Martinez Losoya Rd.: 245 votes
  2. Somerset City Hall, 7360 E 6th St.: 255 votes
  3. Frank Garrett Multi-Service Center, 1226 NW 18th St.: 264 votes
  4. Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 S. W. 24th St.: 319 votes
  5. Copernicus Community Center, 5003 Lord Road: 327 votes
  6. Claude Black Center, 2805 E. Commerce: 368 votes
  7. Palo Alto College, 1400 W Villaret Blvd.: 421 votes
  8. Cortez Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd.: 431 votes
  9. Southwest ISD Admin Bldg, 11914 Dragon Lane: 448 votes
  10. Collins Garden Library, 200 North Park Blvd.: 467 votes

Sunday, Oct. 18

The sixth day of early voting saw a little bit of a decline in voters casting their ballots in-person so far in Bexar County, with 21,179 voters heading to the polls.

The total number of early voters in Bexar County, as of Sunday, is 207,272, according to the Bexar County Elections Department. This total does not include mail-in ballots.

Below is the list of the busiest and least busy polling locations in Bexar County.

Busiest polling locations on the sixth day of early voting:

  1. AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway: 994 votes
  2. Brookhollow Library, 530 Heimer Rd.: 937 votes
  3. John Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy.: 906 votes
  4. Northwest Vista College (Mountain Laurel) 3535 N Ellison Drive: 853 votes
  5. Encino Branch Library, 2515 E Evans Road: 814 votes
  6. Maury Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park: 768 votes
  7. University of Texas at San Antonio (Ballroom), 1 UTSA Circle: 694 votes
  8. Julia Yates Semmes Library, 15060 Judson Rd.: 662 votes
  9. Great Northwest Library, 9050 Wellwood St.: 614 votes
  10. Tobin Library @ Oakwell, 4134 Harry Wurzbach Rd.: 584 votes

Least busy polling locations on the sixth day of early voting:

  1. Somerset City Hall, 7360 E 6th St.: 113 votes
  2. Southside ISD Administration Building, 1460 Martinez Losoya Rd.: 116 votes
  3. Claude Black Center, 2805 E. Commerce: 176 votes
  4. Cortez Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd.: 181 votes
  5. Frank Garrett Multi-Service Center, 1226 NW 18th St.: 184 votes
  6. Bexar County Elections, 1103 S Frio St UNIT 100: 201 votes
  7. Harlandale Civic Center, 115 W. Southcross Blvd.: 212 votes
  8. Copernicus Community Center, 5003 Lord Road: 219 votes
  9. Southwest ISD Admin Bldg, 11914 Dragon Lane: 229 votes
  10. Palo Alto College, 1400 W Villaret Blvd.: 248 votes

Saturday, Oct. 17

The fifth day of early voting saw another large turnout of voters casting their ballots in-person thus far in Bexar County, with 36,373 voters heading to the polls.

The total number of early voters in Bexar County, as of Saturday, is 186,093, according to the Bexar County Elections Department. This total does not include mail-in ballots.

Below is the list of the busiest and least busiest polling locations in Bexar County.

Busiest polling locations on the fifth day of early voting:

  1. AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway: 1694 votes
  2. John Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy.: 1634 votes
  3. Alzafar Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W.: 1503 votes
  4. Brookhollow Library, 530 Heimer Rd.: 1430 votes
  5. Northwest Vista College (Mountain Laurel) 3535 N Ellison Drive: 1303 votes
  6. Maury Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park: 1279 votes
  7. Encino Branch Library, 2515 E Evans Road: 1252 votes
  8. Great Northwest Library, 9050 Wellwood St.: 1097 votes
  9. Tobin Library @ Oakwell, 4134 Harry Wurzbach Rd.: 1053 votes
  10. Julia Yates Semmes Library, 15060 Judson Rd.: 1019 votes.

Least busy polling locations on the fifth day of early voting:

  1. Somerset City Hall, 7360 E 6th St.: 199 votes
  2. Frank Garrett Multi-Service Center, 1226 NW 18th St.: 253 votes
  3. Southside ISD Administration Building, 1460 Martinez Losoya Rd.: 276 votes
  4. Claude Black Center, 2805 E. Commerce: 338 votes
  5. Copernicus Community Center, 5003 Lord Road: 340 votes
  6. Bexar County Elections, 1103 S Frio St UNIT 100: 368 votes
  7. Cortez Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd.: 390 votes
  8. Southwest ISD Admin Bldg, 11914 Dragon Lane: 390 votes
  9. Harlandale Civic Center, 115 W. Southcross Blvd.: 399 votes
  10. Palo Alto College, 1400 W Villaret Blvd.: 400 votes

Thursday, Oct. 15

The third day of early voting saw the highest number of voters casting ballots thus far with 38,704 voters heading to the polls.

That’s more than the 33,213 voters who cast ballots during the third day of early voting in 2018, but not more than the 40,186 who voted on the third day of early voting in 2016.

The list of the busiest polling locations looks similar to the past several days as well with more than a third of all ballots cast in the top ten busiest polling places.

Busiest polling locations on the third day of early voting:

  1. AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway: 2111 votes
  2. John Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy.: 1605 votes
  3. Alzafar Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W.: 1552 votes
  4. Brookhollow Library, 530 Heimer Rd.: 1369 votes
  5. Great Northwest Library, 9050 Wellwood St.: 1250 votes
  6. Maury Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park: 1226 votes
  7. Wonderland of the Americas@Crossroads, 4522 Fredericksburg Road: 1169 votes
  8. Encino Branch Library, 2515 E Evans Road: 1158 votes
  9. Leon Valley Conference Center, 6427 Evers Road: 1121 votes
  10. Northwest Vista College (Mountain Laurel), 3535 N Ellison Drive: 1102 votes

Least busy polling locations on the third day of early voting:

  1. Somerset City Hall, 7360 E 6th St.: 328 votes
  2. Southside ISD Administration Building, 1460 Martinez Losoya Rd.: 350 votes
  3. Southwest ISD Admin Bldg, 11914 Dragon Lane: 407 votes
  4. Collins Garden Library, 200 N. Park Blvd.: 444 votes
  5. Cortez Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd.: 448 votes
  6. Claude Black Center, 2805 E. Commerce: 460 votes
  7. Copernicus Community Center, 5003 Lord Road: 472 votes
  8. Frank Garrett Multi-Service Center, 1226 NW 18th St.: 483 votes
  9. Harlandale Civic Center, 115 W. Southcross Blvd.: 491 votes
  10. Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 SW 24th St.: 521 votes

Wednesday, Oct. 14

More people voted during the second day of early voting than on the first with a total of 36,892 voters casting ballots on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s total is also more than the 35,306 ballots cast on the second day of early voting in 2018 and 38,603 ballots cast on the second day of early voting in 2016.

Ten voting locations brought in more than 1,000 voters each on Wednesday, according to the elections department.

Busiest polling locations on the second day of early voting:

  1. AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway: 2,134 total votes
  2. John Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy.: 1,478 total votes
  3. Great Northwest Library, 9050 Wellwood St.: 1,269 total votes
  4. Alzafar Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W.: 1,228 total votes
  5. Brookhollow Library, 530 Heimer Rd.: 1,134 total votes
  6. Leon Valley Conference Center, 6427 Evers Road: 1,117 total votes
  7. Wonderland of the Americas @ Crossroads, 4522 Fredericksburg Road: 1,110 total votes
  8. Tobin Library @ Oakwell, 4134 Harry Wurzbach Rd.: 1,094 total votes
  9. Northwest Vista College (Mountain Laurel), 3535 N Ellison Drive: 1,024 total votes
  10. Maury Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park: 1,015 total votes

Least busy polling locations on the second day of early voting:

  1. Somerset City Hall, 7360 E 6th St.: 338 total votes
  2. Southside ISD Administration Building, 1460 Martinez Losoya Rd.: 358 total votes
  3. Southwest ISD Administration building, 11914 Dragon Lane: 375 total votes
  4. Frank Garrett Multi Service Center, 1226 NW 18th St.: 422 total votes
  5. Collins Garden Library, 200 N. Park Blvd.: 433 total votes
  6. Cortez Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd.: 485 total votes
  7. Copernicus Community Center, 5003 Lord Road: 495 total votes
  8. Harlandale Civic Center, 115 W. Southcross Blvd.: 515 total votes
  9. Thousand Oaks/El Sendero Library, 4618 Thousand Oaks Dr.: 519 total votes
  10. Claude Black Center, 2805 E. Commerce: 529 total votes

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Bexar County did not shatter a record, but polling places were met with lines of voters eager to cast a ballot on the first day of early voting.

A total of 33,111 residents turned out to vote at Bexar County’s 48 polling sites — six of those locations bringing in more than 1,000 voters each — on Tuesday, according to the elections department.

That’s compared to 34,020 ballots cast on the first day of early voting in 2018 and 35,431 ballots cast on the first day of early voting in 2016.

Busiest polling locations on the first day of early voting:

  1. AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway: 1,560 total votes
  2. John Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy.: 1,170 total votes
  3. Great Northwest Library, 9050 Wellwood St.: 1,140 total votes
  4. Wonderland of the Americas @ Crossroads, 4522 Fredericksburg Road: 1,070 total votes
  5. Alzafar Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W.: 1,058 total votes
  6. Northwest Vista College (Mountain Laurel), 3535 N Ellison Drive: 1,011 total votes
  7. Encino Branch Library, 2515 E Evans Road: 985 total votes
  8. Leon Valley Conference Center, 6427 Evers Road: 983 total votes
  9. Maury Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park: 936 total votes
  10. Cody Library, 11441 Vance Jackson Road: 916 total votes

Least busy polling locations on the first day of early voting:

  1. Frank Garrett Multi-Service Center, 1226 NW 18th St.: 283 total votes
  2. Somerset City Hall, 7360 E 6th St.: 316 total votes
  3. Southwest ISD Administration building, 11914 Dragon Lane: 344 total votes
  4. Collins Garden Library, 200 N. Park Blvd.: 409 total votes
  5. Harlandale Civic Center, 115 W. Southcross Blvd.: 453 total votes
  6. Claude Black Center, 2805 E. Commerce: 465 total votes
  7. Cortez Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd.: 476 total votes
  8. Copernicus Community Center, 5003 Lord Road: 482 total votes
  9. Las Palmas Library, 515 Castroville Road: 490 total votes
  10. Windcrest Takas Park, 9310 Jim Seal Drive: 495 total votes

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