Comal County Elections & Voter Registration

Comal County Elections & Voter Registration is managed by the Elections Coordinator who is under the County Clerk. This office is located on the first floor of the Landa building just northeast of the Historic Courthouse downtown New Braunfels.

  

Elections Coordinator: Cynthia Jaqua

Voter Registrar: Donna Dandridge



Comal County Official Election Results


 

Annual Application for Ballot by Mail (Annual ABBM) –

If you are a voter that is over 65 years of age or disabled, you qualify for requesting an Annual ABBM for the upcoming elections in 2015. An Annual ABBM is valid from the time the early voting clerk receives it until the end of the calendar year or until the voter submits a change in registration information.

The Annual ABBM entitles a voter to receive ballots only for those elections where the county clerk serves as the early voting clerk, either because the county clerk is designated as the early voting clerk by law or through a joint election agreement or contract for election services. An Annual ABBM must be received at least 9 days before the first election in which the voter seeks to request a ballot by mail.

When filling out the application, the applicant must choose the check box designating an Annual Ballot by Mail in order to receive ballots for qualified elections. Annual Ballot by Mail


 
Important 2015 Election Dates:

May 9, 2015 – Limited Uniform Election Date

Authority conducting elections

County Elections Officer/Local political subdivisions

Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline

Monday, December 29, 2014

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates

First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot1

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Last Day to Order General Election

Friday, February 27, 2015

Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot1

Friday, February 27, 2015

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (does not apply to FPCA)

Last Day to Register to Vote

Thursday, April 9, 2015

First Day of Early Voting

Monday, April 27, 2015

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)

Thursday, April 30, 2015 (regular ABBM)

Friday, May 1, 2015 (FPCA)

Last Day of Early Voting

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail

Saturday, May 9, 2015 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)

1Local political subdivisions might not have a "first day" to file. However, under new law, most local entities now have a first day to file. Write-in deadlines for general and special elections also vary; the deadline for most local (city, school, other) general elections is now the same day as the filing deadline for application for a place on the ballot in a May election or November of an odd-numbered year; special election write-in rules vary, see long calendars for details.

Generally, the filing deadline is the 71st day prior to Election Day (78th day prior to November General Election in even-numbered years); however, the Election Code may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Texas Election Code.

 

Election News for 2014

» NEW IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTING:
In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 14 (SB 14) creating a new requirement for voters to show photo identification when voting in person. While pending review within the judicial system, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Shelby County v. Holder, which effectively ended all pending litigation. As a result, voters are now required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas Elections.

Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:

This requirement is effective immediately.

  1. Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  2. Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  3. Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  4. Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  5. United States military identification card containing the persons photograph
  6. United States citizenship certificate containing the persons photograph
  7. United States passport

    With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.