WHEN TO VOTE
Elections Occur Every Year in Bexar County:
Every 4 years, on even numbered years:
Primary elections, where candidates from the same party vie to be the party's single candidate to run against the opposing party, are held in the month of March.*
General elections, where Democrats and Republicans, as well as a few other parties, pit their candidates against each other for the final vote on who will win an office, are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
U.S. Election: President and Vice President of the United States (2024, 2028, 2032, etc,)
U.S. Election: One-third of the United States Senate
Texas government officials are elected in alternating even-numbered years (2022, 2026, 2028, etc.).
Comptroller of Public Accounts
General Land Office Commissioner
One-third of the Texas Railroad Commission
One-half of Texas State Senate**
Upcoming elections in Northeast Bexar County:
Senate District 25 in 2022
Senate Districts 19, 21, 26 in 2024
Texas State Board of Education members are elected to four-year terms to represent one of the state's 15 education districts. Education district borders are redrawn every 10 years.***
Bexar County Judge and Commissioners Court
Bexar County Judge
Commissioners of Precincts 2 and 4 in 2022
Commissioners of Precincts 1 and 3 in 2024
Every 2 years, on odd-numbered years:
The City of San Antonio Mayor and all ten (10) City Council Offices are up for election every odd year in May.
General elections on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
Vote on Texas Constitutional Amendments
Other issues or candidates may be added to this election.
Every 2 years, on even-numbered years
Primary elections are held in the month of March*.
General elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
U.S. Congress--all members
House of Representatives
Portions of the
TX Supreme Court
Criminal Court of Appeals and the Appeals Court(4th Court of Appeals in Bexar County) are elected every 2 years for 6-year terms.
*In 2022 the primary may be moved due to redistricting.
Click here for current officials of Texas and expiration of terms.
**(One-half of the Texas Senate membership is elected every two years in even-numbered years, with the exception that all 31 Senate seats are up for election for the first legislature following the decennial census in order to reflect the newly redrawn districts. This will happen in 2022.
After the initial election, the Senate is divided by lot into two classes, with one class having a re-election after two years and the other having a re-election after four years. Texas legislators assume office at the beginning of the legislative session (January).
***The first time members of the State Board of Education meet after getting elected to redrawn districts, seven members selected at random have their current terms shortened to two years, meaning that their seats come up for election in different years than the other eight. Northeast Bexar County is represented by Rebecca Bell-Metereau, a Democrat representing District 5 on the State Board of Education who was elected in 2020. Board Term: Jan. 1, 2021 - Jan. 1, 2023.