Elections Volunteer Training
Volunteer Deputy Registrar Training
If you are interested in becoming a Deputy Voter
Registrar, you must attend training. Classes will be held on the 2nd Monday
of each month beginning at 10 a.m. at the Comal County Elections Office, 178
E. Mill St., Suite 100, New Braunfels. Please call 830-221-1352 to register
to attend and bring your Voter Registration Certificate.
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
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
Annual Ballot by Mail
» 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.
- Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
- Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
- Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
- United States military identification card containing the persons photograph
- United States citizenship certificate containing the persons photograph
- 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.