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Early Voting Underway, County Says Participating in Democracy Won’t Compromise Health

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Early Voting Underway, County Says Participating in Democracy Won’t Compromise Health

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Canyon Lake voters can cast their ballots at the CRRC, 1917 FM 2673, Sattler.

COVID-19 hasn’t canceled early voting in Comal County, which began Monday for the July 14 primary election runoffs.

The Comal County Elections Office is providing hand sanitizer, disposable styluses and finger coverings for voters; sanitize voting machines after every use; and require social distancing in polling places.

Elections Coordinator Cynthia Jaqua said she encourages voters to take advantage of this year’s extended early voting period to cast ballots when crowds are lighter.

“We are training our poll workers on best practices to ensure that participating in our democracy does not compromise anyone’s health,” she said.

Registered voters who did not cast ballots in the March primaries can choose between voting in either the Republican or the Democratic runoffs when they arrive at the polling places, the county confirmed in a statement.

Those who voted in the March primaries must vote in the same party’s runoff.

The runoffs were delayed and early voting extended by the Governor’s Office to prevent transmission of COVID-19, the county said.

Early Voting Dates

Voters can cast ballots at any of the following polling places through the early voting period, which will be June 29-July 2 and July 5-10. Except where noted below, polling places will be open:

  • Monday-Thursday, June 29-July 2: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 5: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday-Friday, July 6-10: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Early Voting Polling Locations

  • Comal County Elections Center, 396 N. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels
  • Comal County Bulverde Annex, 30470 Cougar Bend, Bulverde
  • Mammen Family Public Library, 131 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde
  • CRRC of Canyon Lake, 1917 FM 2673, Sattler
  • Garden Ridge Community Center, 9500 Municipal Parkway, where the polling place will close at 2 p.m. Friday, July 10.

Who’s on the Ballot?

In Comal County, Democrats will choose nominees for U.S. Senate and the Texas Railroad Commission. Republicans will select nominees for District 5 of the State Board of Education and on the southeastern edge of the county, District 35 of the U.S. House of Representatives.

To learn more about each candidate’s platform, visit vote411.org, a service provided by League of Women Voters of the Comal Area.

As of Wednesday, about 108,000 Comal County voters are registered to cast ballots in the runoff.

 

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