About the Video Voters Guide

Sign up begins Monday March 27th

Represent!SA will be sending each candidate a private link to our Doodle scheduling calendar on afternoon of Monday March 27th.  Please act fast to choose your time slots.  Our video production begins Monday April 3rd and will wrap on the following Friday.  The guide will be live withing the Voting App and via our partner orgs digital resources soon after.  We will provide details as that date nears.

What is this video voters guide?

Represent!SA and our partner organizations cordially invite and encourage every candidate running for San Antonio Mayor and City Council to participate in the production of the Represent! SA Video Voters Guide.  Come as prepared as you want.  Prepare your remarks ahead of time or speak freely.  Each video will be minimally edited and will be a maximum of 2 1/2 minutes in length.  Your answers should be crisp and to the point.  We will film with consistent technology and settings for everyone within your office election to ensure that each candidate will be on equal footing.  We will release all videos within the guide simultaneously once all of the videos are complete and uploaded to our servers.  Other candidates will not be able to view your videos before we launch.

Why should every canidate participate?

This is your golden opportunity to reach your constituency.  The Represent!SA resources will be a primary source for election information for voters. These videos and excerpts from these videos will be seen on our Represent!SA partners websites and digital media.  Represent!SA and its partnership organizations will be releasing over 100,000 pieces of collateral as well as pushing a significant social media campaign to double voter turnout in San Antonio.

You should also participate because you will be compared side by side with every other candidate within your election in The Voting App – Represent!SA.  Your candidate page within the app will lack the info that voters want to see and know about you.  Our  user tests have demonstrated that many voters feel that if candidates do not respond or participate in issue questionnaires or if their candidate page is lacking items that other candidates have that the candidate is either being evasive or unprepared.

Preparation

In an effort to be efficient with your time, we are limiting each candidate to a 30 minute filming session. This means that you will need to be ready to film upon showing up.  We suggest you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that you arrive to the filming area on-time and appearing how you would like to be presented to your constituents.  We will only be filming your statements, meaning we will not have hair or makeup crew onsite.  We suggest you arrive completely confident and comfortable with your statements.  There will be minimal retakes or edits, but you will have the whole 30 minutes to answer all of the questions.

Location

Radius Center (2nd floor)
106 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX 78205

The Questions

Question 1: Introduce yourself to your constituents

  • Who are you?
  • Why are you running?
  • Why should voters in your jurisdiction choose you to represent and lead them?

Question 2 – 4: Your top three issues with follow-up questions for each

In order of priority, what are the top three issues you would focus upon once in office?

Individual issues follow up questions:
  • Why is this issue important to San Antonio or your district?
  • How do you plan to address this issue to bring it to a satisfactory state?

Good luck and we look forward to meeting you!