Early voting for the May 4 election ends on April 30. Local elections in Universal City, Live Oak, Garden Ridge and Selma will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day for residents to cast their vote for city leadership.

Information on polling locations can be found on the Bexar and Comal County websites. Residents can vote at any polling location within their county.

Additional information on each city ballot can be found below.

Universal City

The city of Universal City will have six candidates for City Council and one candidate for mayor on the May 4 ballot.

City Council is composed of six at-large positions, meaning any resident in the city can fill the seat. In the election, voters will select three of the six candidates, and the top three vote getters will be sworn in following the canvassing of votes.

Tom Maxwell is the only applicant who filed for the mayor position. Mayor John Williams did not file an application, according to the city website.

City Council candidates who have applied for a place on the ballot include:
  • Bernard Rubal
  • Lori Putt
  • Paul Najarian
  • Richard Edwards
  • Phil Vaughan
  • Nick Ferguson
Of the council candidates, Najarian and Vaughan are incumbents. Steven Buck did not apply for re-election.

A Q&A with Universal City candidates can be found here.

Live Oak

Two City Council positions and the mayor position are up for election in 2024. For the City Council Place 4 election, incumbent Ed Cimics will seek re-election, running against Charles Ramires.

Mayor Mary Dennis is the lone mayor candidate, meaning she will be sworn in following the canvassing of votes in May, city staff said. Place 2 council member Robert “Bob” Tullgren will also run uncontested.

Garden Ridge

Three City Council seats are up for election in May, including:
  • Place 1, held by Kelly Smith
  • Place 4, held by Todd Arvidson
  • Place 5, held by Kay Bower
For the Place 5 seat, incumbent Kay Bower will run against Brian Reyes. Smith and Arvidson are running uncontested.


The city of Selma will hold a special election for reauthorization to collect a portion of sales and use tax. According to the city website, Selma has collected one-fourth of 1% in sales and use tax that is dedicated to road repairs since 2004.

Selma had two City Council seats and the mayor seat up for election in May, which were unopposed, meaning Mayor Tom Daly, Councilmember Noah Washington Jr. and Becky Harris will retain their seats following the canvassing of votes.