(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.----------------------------
>> For more information, visit the Bexar County Elections website.
>> View a sample ballot for the Nov. 2 Bexar County elections.
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
UTSA Faculty Center, John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
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