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
November 8, 2016 General Election
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) with the November 8, 2016 General
Election in mind.
Military & Overseas Voters (Information, applications, and ballots)
Register to Vote (Deadline October 11, 2016)
What is my voting precinct and where will I vote? (Under Login, Select
a criteria search method)
Comprehensive Texas Voting Information
2016 Candidate's Guide
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
qualified elections. Annual Ballot by Mail
Notice is hereby given of the change in precinct boundaries of precinct No 205
(Boundary change enlarges Precinct No. 203 to be effective January 1, 2016.)
Notice is hereby given of the change in precinct boundaries of precinct No 404
(Boundary change enlarges Precinct No. 406 to be effective January 1, 2016.)
Notice - 203 Voting Precinct Addition
Notice - 406 Voting Precinct Addition
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),
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.
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.
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)).
» 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.