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Power outages affecting some San Antonio-area polling sites

The early vote has been tabulated. Now, Election Day ballots are slowly being counted throughout Texas.

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas — Speaking with native reporters shortly earlier than 10 p.m. Tuesday, Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen mentioned Bexar County was poised to blow previous its 2018 Election Day turnout whereas falling in need of the proportion of registered voters who submitted a poll. 

It’s due partly, she says, to the large progress the San Antonio area has seen in recent times. 

“Our main goal is to get the (polling) sites closed, to get everybody in with their results,” Callanen mentioned about three after polls closed, including that UTSA nonetheless had at the very least dozens ready in line. 

It took two and a half hours for Election Day votes to begin being reported in Bexar County, a delay Callanen attributed to the dimensions of the poll this year. But by 9:30 p.m. a number of main races have been all however over, together with Peter Sakai’s victory within the marketing campaign for Bexar County decide. 

Callanen round 10 p.m. mentioned Bexar County was on monitor to see 151,000 in-person voters on Election Day, excess of 131,705 who turned out within the 2018 midterm election. But it represents about 44% of registered voters, in comparison with slightly below 50% of the voters who voted in 2018. 

Minor hiccups

At least 4 north-side election sites recovered energy after transient CPS Energy outages Tuesday afternoon, in keeping with utility officers who say the trigger remains to be being investigated.

Jacque Callanen, head of elections in Bexar County, mentioned throughout a 4:30 p.m. replace that battery backups have been getting used to assist present energy for the affected places, together with Hidden Forest Elementary, Hill Country Village City Hall, Hartman Center II and Huebner Elementary.

Callanen emphasised on the time that there are practically 300 different polling sites across the nation the place residents can head to.

On the homestretch

The elections division mentioned on Facebook that greater than 111,000 Bexar County residents had made it out to the polls on Election Today as of 4:45 p.m. At Callanen’s afternoon replace, she expressed confidence that ultimate turnout would at the very least meet 2018 ranges.

“It’s been a good day, but right now we’re scrambling,” she mentioned as she and her staff entered the Election Day homestretch.

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