Don’t be surprised to see long lines at early voting polls in Bexar County.
Jack Riccardi listeners report it took them a lot longer than expected to cast a ballot on the first day of early voting in the November 8 election.
“We went to Lion’s Field on Broadway and it was about a 45-minute to an hour wait time,” said one man.
Another voter said he was shocked to see the long line outside the voting side near Loop 410 at Culebra Road.
“Normally I would go to vote early and there would be nobody. Today the line went around the building.”
A woman told Riccardi it took her about an hour to vote Monday, but “it’s the least I can do to try to get our country back in shape.”
Hundreds showed up to vote early at the Las Palmas Library in the city’s West Side on Castroville Road at General McMullen. They joined Tejano singer Patsy Torres in singing the National Anthem while waving U.S. flags in the parking lot before casting their ballots.
Several women were wearing white, some with gold sashes, as they vowed to get a thousand voters to cast early ballots at Las Palmas today in memory of community activist Choco Meza who passed away earlier this month.
Early voting continues through November 4 at more than 40 sites in Bexar County.
If you don’t have an acceptable photo ID, you can show another means of identification, including a utility bill, bank statement or government document. You’ll also have to sign a declaration stating that there’s been a reasonable impediment to obtaining or possessing a photo ID.