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Voting FAQ

What you need to know to vote in Comal County

For additional information visit VoteTexas.gov or the Comal County Election Office.

Am I eligible to vote?

You are eligible to register to vote if:
  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
  • You are at least 18 years old on Election Day;
  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

I'm not sure if I'm registered in Comal County; how can I confirm my voter registration status?

You can confirm your registration status on the Texas Secretary of State at Am I Registered?where you will select one of three methods for conducting your search. You can base your search on: 1. your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on your voter registration certificate; 2. your Texas driver's license number, if you provided it when you applied for voter registration; or 3. your first and last name. Or, you can call the Comal County Election Office at 830-221-1352.

I'm not registered; how can I register to vote?

You can obtain a voter registration application from the Comal County Election Office (178 E. Mill Street, Suite 101 New Braunfels, Texas 78130) weekdays between 8 and 5 , libraries, most post offices, and high schools. You can also fill out a voter registration application online or request a postage-paid application be mailed to you.

I moved to another address in Comal County. How do I change my address?

You must file the new address information in writing with the Comal County Election Office (178 E. Mill Street, Suite 101 New Braunfels, Texas 78130)OR you may submit the change online

My name has changed. How do I change my name?

You must file the name change information in writing with the Comal County Election Office (178 E. Mill Street, Suite 101 New Braunfels, Texas 78130)OR you may submit the change online

What will I need in order to vote in person on Election Day or during early voting?

Please note that the rules were amended by court ruling on August 10, 2016.

When a voter arrives at a polling location, the voter will be asked to present one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of photo ID (listed below). Election officials are required by current State law to determine whether the voter's name on the identification provided matches the name on the official list of registered voters ("OLRV"). After a voter presents their ID, the election worker will compare it to the OLRV. If the name on the ID matches the name on the list of registered voters, the voter will follow the regular procedures for voting. If the name does not match exactly but is "substantially similar" to the name on the OLRV, the voter will be permitted to vote as long as the voter signs a simple affidavit stating that the voter is the same person on the list of registered voters.

Here is a list of the required forms of Photo IDS:

  • 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 person's photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person's 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.

OR, if you don't have one of the seven photo IDs listed above, you may sign a simple form and present one of the documents below.
  • Valid voter registration certificate (card)
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Any other government document with a voter's name and address

Note:
  • Addresses on ID and voter registration need not match.
  • Election officials/poll workers may not question you about voter ID issues.

Do I need to present my voter registration card to vote?

You do not need your voter registration card to vote. Bringing your voter registration card with you to the polls may help the poll workers find you more quickly in the database.

I won't be in Comal county on election day - how can I vote? Please note that this includes college students.

Download and send an Application for Ballot by Mail to the Early Voting Clerk. The application must be received by October 28, 2016.

Mail to 178 E Mill St. Suite 101 New Braunfels, TX 78130

Fax to 830-608-2013

Scan and Email to jaquac@co.comal.tx.us

I am over 65 or disabled - How can I vote by mail?

Download and send an Application for Ballot by Mail to the Early Voting Clerk. The application must be received by October 28, 2016.

Mail to 178 E Mill St. Suite 101 New Braunfels, TX 78130

Fax to 830-608-2013

Scan and Email to jaquac@co.comal.tx.us