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Phones Ringing off the Hook as Voters Check Status of Mail-In Ballots

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Phones Ringing off the Hook as Voters Check Status of Mail-In Ballots

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Comal County Elections Coordinator Cynthia Jaqua checks voting machines for logic and accuracy. Image courtesy of Comal County.

Comal County Clerk Bobbie Koepp said phones at the Elections Office are ringing off the hook as voters call to check the status of their mail-in ballots.

Early voting begins Oct. 13.

Speaking to Commissioners Court on Thursday, Koepp said there are now 115,370 registered voters in Comal County. Another 2,000 voter registrations are waiting to be processed into the system. The Elections Office has mailed out 6,100 ballots so far.

“My office is getting call after call after call about where’s my ballot, where’s my ballot,” she said. “They’re going out as quickly as we can…we will get the ballots out, it’s just taking some time.”

Koepp said her office has installed two more phone lines, for a total of five lines.

Under Texas Election Code title 7 subtitle A chapter 86 section 86.004, voters who asked for a mail-in ballot 45 or more days before an election should see their ballots mailed 30 days before the election. Ballots requested less than 45 days before an election must be mailed within seven days of an application’s approval.

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