Elections & Campaign Finance

City Elections

Office

  • Physical Address:
  • 114 W. Commerce
    San Antonio, TX 78205 (Map)

Mailing Address:
Office of the City Clerk
P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283-3966

Phone
210.207.7253

Fax
210.207.7032

Email

Staff

  • Melinda l. Uriegas, TRMCEmail City of San Antonio
    Assistant City Clerk, 210.207.7255

Elections - Candidate Qualifications for City Council

(*) - If your area was annexed into the City, you MUST have lived at your residence six months prior to annexation.

If you satisfy the above requirements, you may submit an application during the designated filing period. Applications must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk along with the Filing Fee of $100 or Petition Signatures and required Supplemental Residency Documentation.  


CANDIDATE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

As per Ordinance 2017-11-30-0920, when submitting an Application for a Place on the Ballot, all City Council Candidates are required to submit TWO of the following supplemental documents which verify residency: 

 1.  Valid Bexar County Voter Registration Certificate; 
 2.  Current utility bill; 
 3.  Current bank statement;
 4.  Government check; 
 5.  Original paycheck; or
 6.  Other current government-issued document with name and address.
   

 

Election FAQs

Learn about the FAQs regarding running for Municipal Office.

Learn about the FAQs regarding Municipal Campaign Finance Regulations.

Campaign Treasurer Appointments filed by Specific-Purpose Committees (SPACs) with the Office of the City Clerk


SPACs filed for the November 3, 2020 Election

Keep Pre-K 4 SA

Ready to Work SA

Yes to Mobility


Other SPACs filed with the City of San Antonio - Office of the City Clerk

Fix SAPD

Our Power

SAWS Accountability PAC


 

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021 GENERAL ELECTION

Important Election Dates:
Wednesday, January 13, 2021     First day to Submit Application for a Place on the Ballot
Friday, January 15, 2021  5 pm - January Semi-Annual Campaign and Expenditure Report Due. 
Monday, January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King Holiday.  County and Municipal Offices Closed. 
 Friday, February 12, 2021 5pm - Last day to Submit Application for a Place on the Ballot
Saturday, May 1, 2021 ELECTION DAY.  7 am TO 7 pm

NEW REQUIREMENTS

CANDIDATE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

As per Ordinance 2017-11-30-0920, when submitting an Application for a Place on the Ballot, all City Council Candidates are required to submit TWO of the following supplemental documents which verify residency: 

 

  1. Valid Bexar County Voter Registration Certificate;
  2. Original or copy of current utility bill; 
  3. Original or copy of most recent personal bank statement;
  4. Original or copy of most recent government check; 
  5. Original or copy of most recent paycheck; or 
  6. Original or copy of most recent government document with name and address.
MUNICIPAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE CODE CHANGES

Effective June 21, 2018, the Occupation and Employer is required to be denoted for contributions received.  In addition to this change, Quarterly Reports will be required to be submitted starting in October 2019.  Please see the revised Municipal Campaign Finance Code for additional information.  

 

NOTICES ON POLITICAL ACTIVITY

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Special Election

 Important Deadlines:

Monday, October 5, 2020                    5pm - Last day to register to Vote with Bexar County Voter Registration

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

First day of Early Voting

Friday, October 23, 2020  5pm - Deadline for Bexar County to receive Application for Mail Ballot     

Friday, October 30, 2020  

Last day of Early Voting

Tuesday, November 3, 2020         ELECTION DAY.  7am to 7pm

Voter Registration Information 
deadline for Bexar County to RECEIVE Voter Registration Application is 5pm on Mon. Oct. 5, 2020

Voting by Mail/Requesting Mail Ballot

Voter Resources

Generic Sample Ballot 
City of San Antonio Ballot Measures on page 4 of Ballot

Early Voting Map and Sites