November 8, 2022 Special Election

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A Special Election will be 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 proposed increase would change the existing sales and use tax rate from 1.00% to 1.25%

Revenue from the proposed 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 see the FAQs and learn more about the City of Helotes Sales Tax Special Election, click here.

Election Schedule (subject to change)

October 11, 2022 – Last day to register to vote

October 20, 2022 – City of Helotes Town Hall

October 24, 2022 – First day of early voting by personal appearance

October 28, 2022 – Last day to apply for a ballot by mail

November 4, 2022 – Last day of early voting by personal appearance

November 8, 2022 – Election Day

Early Vote Centers

Helotes City Hall Chamber Room is an early vote center. Registered Bexar County voters can visit any early vote center to cast their vote. To view all the early vote centers in Bexar County, 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 20222 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.