San Antonio-area voters will go to the polls May 4 to cast a ballot on a handful of local elections, including contests in the North East ISD.

The background

North East ISD’s elections this year feature 12 candidates running for five of seven school board seats—districts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6. Two current trustees—Shannon Grona and Sandy Hughey—each declined re-election to their respective board seat.

In Shavano Park, local voters will be asked to reauthorize a portion of the city’s sales tax to continue funding the Shavano Park Crime Control and Prevention District.

In other parts of Bexar County, voters will take part in elections that include contested races for the District 6 board seat in the Alamo Colleges District, three Bexar Appraisal District board positions, and mayoral and city council posts in Universal City, Terrell Hills, Live Oak, Kirby, Leon Valley and Balcones Heights.

Take action

Polls will be open election day from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at numerous sites across Bexar County.

According to the Bexar County Elections Department, more than 15,000 voters took part in early voting from April 22-30. Brookhollow Library, a polling site, saw the most early voters—1,952.

On May 4, VIA Metropolitan Transit will offer fare-free rides to polling sites for voters with a valid registration card.