Early voting is currently underway through November 2 for the November 6 midterm elections. Several important races are on the ballot. Visit www.VoteInNewBraunfels.com for local voting information.
Registered voters in Comal County can cast their ballots at any of the following six locations during the early voting period, which ends November 2. Except where noted below, polling places will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, October 29 to November 2; and 1:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 28.
• Comal County Elections Center, 396 N. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels
• Comal County Goodwin Annex, 1297 Church Hill Drive, New Braunfels
• Garden Ridge City Hall, 9400 Municipal Pkwy., Garden Ridge, where polling will close at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, and Thursday, October 25
• Comal County Bulverde Annex, 30470 Cougar Bend, Bulverde
• Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS, 353 Rodeo Dr., Spring Branch
• Mountain Valley Middle School, 1165 Sattler Rd., Canyon Lake
State law requires that all voters bring an approved photo ID to vote. Voters who lack an approved photo ID can still cast a ballot if they bring an alternate form of identification, such as a utility bill, and sign an affidavit at the polling place. A list of approved and alternate IDs allowed at the polls is available on the Texas Secretary of State’s website at www.votetexas.gov.
Contested races on the ballot include county clerk, Precinct 2 and Precinct 4 county commissioner, numerous state races including governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, seats in the state Senate and House of Representatives, U.S. senator, and U.S. House districts 21 and 35.
By the close of the voter-registration period October 9, more than 100,300 Comal County residents had registered to vote, with additional registrations trickling in via mail in subsequent days.
Sample ballots, voting-precinct maps, and Election Day polling locations can be found at the Comal County elections webpage at www.votecomal.com.