Some 40.9% of registered Comal County voters cast ballots in the Nov. 8 General Election as of Friday, when early voting ended.
On Nov. 4 (Friday) 5,687 residents headed to the polls.
According to other unofficial election data posted to the official, online Elections Results/Data – the Texas Secretary of State:
- The number of registered voters in the county is 130,109
- Cumulative in-person voters – 49,684
- Cumulative % in-person – 38.19%
- Cumulative by-mail voters – 3,528
- Cumulative in-persona and mail voters – 53,212
This year’s early voting turnout, statewide, is around 31%, according to an article in today’s Austin American-Statesman.
Early voting began Oct. 24.
There were 100,867 registered voters in Comal County during the Nov. 6 2018 General Election. The cumulative percentage of those voting was 48.07%.
Comal County Republican Party Chair Sue Piner last week said she hopes Republicans weren’t waiting until Election Day to vote.
“The conspiracy theory people are saying early votes are not safe,” she said. “This is bull.”
At a Save America Rally in South Texas last month, former President Donald Trump urged Texas Republicans not to vote until Nov. 8.
“We have to have it big,” he said. “Early voting begins this Monday, Oct 20. But far better than voting by mail-in ballot. We don’t like mail-in ballots. What you do is go out and vote on Election Day. It’s better…You want to go out on election day and just storm those places.”