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Unofficial Election Results
The unofficial results show that Proposition A passed. The report is posted on the Bexar County Elections Department website. To view the results for the Helotes Special Election and all other races, click here.
A Special Election was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified voters of Helotes, Texas, the question of increasing the local sales and use tax rate by 0.25% (“quarter-cent”). This question was on the ballot as Proposition A. The increase would change the existing sales and use tax rate from 1.00% to 1.25%
Revenue from the quarter-cent sales and use tax increase would be allocated to the City of Helotes General Fund. The City Council has identified the need for additional police officers and has prioritized these positions to be paid for by this sales tax increase. Proceeds in the General Fund pay for services that include police, fire, the maintenance and beautification of City parks, public works, special community events, and infrastructure improvements.
Special Election FAQs
To read the FAQs on the City of Helotes Sales Tax Special Election, click here.
Electioneering at Helotes City Hall
It is the responsibility of each candidate or group wishing to electioneer at City Hall to request an electioneering space prior to the start of the early voting period. Sign-up for the November 2022 Election will begin on Monday, September 19, 2022. Spaces shall be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the voting period is underway, and there are still spaces available, the candidate/group will be provided an electioneering space request form.
- Section 30-2 Electioneering at Polling Locations – Code on electioneering on city-owned or controlled property.