SAN ANTONIO -- Several elected officials initiated a campaign to get out and vote. They say that Hispanics may be the majority but not during elections.
They are also calling out to women to cast their ballots.
State Senator Leticia Van de Putte said, “Ladies, you are the majority of voters in Bexar County and you actually lead the county and other counties with regard to early voting.”
Early voting started Monday and runs through Friday. The general election is next Tuesday.
Some of the officials say that this election is expected to have the lowest turnout. They expect only about 4 percent of those eligible to vote will actually show up at the polls.
With the re-districting issues pushing the primaries to May and a city bond election separate from the primaries, they fear voters may be burned out on elections.
“I haven’t been paying that much attention to it - just what I hear on the news every now and then,” says Henry Garcia. Garcia says plans voting early.
“As someone who values their right to vote, and knows how difficult it was for my ancestors, I take it very seriously,” says voter Tiffany Payne.