Early voting will take place Feb. 20-March 1 ahead of the March 5 Republican and Democratic primaries for various federal, state and Bexar County positions affecting the north central San Antonio area.

The background

Winners from each March 5 primary will advance to the Nov. 5 general election, which will feature the presidential race. Contested primary elections affecting the north central Bexar County region include:
  • U.S. House of Representatives, District 23: Victor Avila, a retired Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent; retired U.S. Border Patrol Officer Frank Lopez Jr.; business owner Julie Clark; and entrepreneur Brandon Herrera are challenging incumbent Tony Gonzales, R-San Antonio. Engineer and small-business owner Santos Limon, and engineer Lee Bausinger are vying for the Democratic nomination.
  • Texas House of Representatives, District 121: Medical professional Michael Champion and attorney Marc Lahood are challenging incumbent Steve Allison, R-San Antonio, in the Republican primary. Retiree Shekhar Sinha and medical sales representative Laurel Jordan Swift are in the Democratic primary.
  • Bexar County sheriff: Incumbent Javier Salazar will be challenged by Sharon Rodriguez in the Democratic primary. The Democratic primary winner will advance to the November general election and face the winner of the Republican primary, where Nathan Buchanan, Victor Mendoza and Dennis Casillas are the contestants.
  • Bexar County tax assessor-collector: Incumbent Albert Uresti will be challenged by finance and technology professional Hatem Merhi in the Democratic primary. No Republicans filed for tax assessor-collector.
  • Bexar County Precinct 3 commissioner: In the GOP primary, business owner Chris Schuchardt, a former San Antonio mayoral candidate, is challenging Commissioner Grant Moody for a full four-year term. The GOP primary victor will face Democrat and market researcher Susan Korbel in the general election.
  • Bexar County Precinct 3 constable: Incumbent Mark Vojvodich and retiree Jarrod Tubbs will meet in the Republican primary. The winner here will have no filed Democratic opposition in the general election.
What’s next

Bexar County polls will be open for early voting Feb. 20-23 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Feb. 24 and 26-March 1 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Feb. 25 from noon-6 p.m. Area polls include:
  • Brook Hollow Library, 530 Heimer Road, San Antonio
  • Castle Hills City Hall Community Room, 209 Lemonwood Drive, Castle Hills
  • Cody Branch Library, 11441 Vance Jackson Road, San Antonio
  • Encino Branch Library, 2515 E. Evans Road, San Antonio
  • Parman Branch Library, 20735 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio
  • Precinct 3 Satellite Office, 320 Interpark Blvd., San Antonio
  • Shavano Park City Hall, 900 Saddletree Court, Shavano Park
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1 UTSA Circle, Bexar Room, San Antonio
Early voting will also take place in the suburbs northeast of San Antonio, affecting March 5 GOP and Democratic primaries for various federal and state positions as well as public offices representing parts of Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties.