training & education

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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 (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. 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.

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.

Office Information

178 E. Mill Street, Suite 101
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
Phone: 830-221-1352
Fax: 830-608-2013
Office Hours:8am - 5pm
Elections Coordinator: Cynthia Jaqua
Voter Registrar: Donna Dandridge

 

Find out where to vote and what's on the ballot!

NOTE: This tool will become available approximately 4 weeks before the scheduled election.

 

Dates and Information for 2016

November 8, 2016 Election News & Dates:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (28th day before election day) - Last day to register to vote for the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 election. (Sec. 13.143).

Monday, October 24, 2016 (15th day before election day) - First day to vote early in person. (Sec. 85.001)

Thursday, October 27, 2016 (12th day before election day; day before the last day to apply for a ballot by mail)

Friday, October 28, 2016 (11th day before election day) - Last day to receive an FPCA from a registered voter. (Sec. 101.052(b), (f)).

Friday, November 4, 2016 (4th day before election day) - Last day to vote early by personal appearance. (Sec. 85.001(a)).

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - Election Day

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. — Polls open. (Sec. 41.031).

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. — Voter registrar’s office is open. (Sec. 12.004(c)).

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. — Early voting clerk’s office is open for early voting activities. (Sec. 83.011). A voter may deliver a marked ballot by mail to the early voting clerk’s office while the polls are open on election day. The voter must provide an acceptable form of identification under Section 63.0101 upon delivery.

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. — Sick and disabled persons may vote at the main early voting polling place if electronic voting systems are used and the voter has a sickness or condition that prevents the voter from voting in the regular manner without personal assistance or likelihood of injury. (Sec. 104.003).

5:00 p.m. — Deadline for receiving applications (PDF) for late ballots to be voted by persons who became sick or disabled on or after Thursday, October 27, 2016. (Sec. 102.003(b)).

7:00 p.m. — Deadline for receiving early voting ballots by mail and late ballots cast by voters who became sick or disabled on or after Thursday, October 27, 2016. (Secs. 86.007(a), 102.006(c)). 


What I need to Know for November 8, 2016 

Use the Texas Secretary of State website to verify: 

  • Voter Registration Status
  • Poll Location
  • Early voting Locations
  • Registration Information
  • Key Election Dates

At the Login menu, select the Criteria dropdown and select the method of login.  Your voter information will be displayed.  This website is protected.

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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
  8. 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.