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Do your civic duty: Early voting at University Center is through Friday, Oct. 29

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Valergy Energy employees come to UTSA polling station to vote

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(Oct. 26, 2010)--The first week of early voting for the Bexar County Nov. 2 elections is complete and nearly 1,200 votes were cast at the UTSA polling station at the University Center ballroom lobby on the Main Campus. UTSA students, faculty, staff and any Bexar County voter can vote early from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 29.

UTSA neighbor Valero Energy Corp. is providing daily shuttles to bring their employees to the early-voting location on the UTSA Main Campus. UTSA has one of 41 Bexar County early-voting sites for the Nov. 2 joint general, special and bond elections.

For several years, UTSA Student Government Association (SGA) leaders consistently have sought a UTSA voting site because of student requests. SGA and UTSA Alumni Association representatives say that an on-campus, early-voting site encourages students to do their civic duty by voting and getting involved in the political process.

Since early-voting sites have been designated at UTSA, more than 9,700 ballots have been cast on campus. This semester, SGA and several registered student organizations helped register more than 1,600 students to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 2 elections.

When UTSA employees cannot vote before or after working hours, supervisors may grant employees a reasonable period of time off for voting during business hours. Employees must be registered voters to qualify for the time off; time off for voting must be requested in advance and approved by the supervisor. No reduction in vacation allowance or salary will be made for the time taken to vote, as long as supervisory approval is obtained.

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>> For more information, visit the Bexar County Elections website.

>> View a sample ballot for the Nov. 2 Bexar County elections.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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