Residents Cast Ballots “Like Never Before”
More than 1,000 people turned out in each of the first three days of early voting in the March 3 primary election, a first for Comal County, election officials said today.
“Early voting for the March primary elections is wrapping up its first week, and so far Comal County residents are casting ballots like never before,” Comal County posted to its Facebook page. “In 2016, early voting totals didn’t top 1,000 per day until the second week. In all, 3,503 people cast ballots through Thursday.”
Early voting began on Tuesday, Feb. 18.
However, the county has 20,000 more registered voters this year than it did four years ago. But turnout also is up. Some 3.3-percent of voters have cast ballots already, which is ahead of the pace set in 2016.
More Republicans than Democrats are showing up at the polls.
So far 2,861 ballots have been cast in the Republican primary and 642 in the Democratic primary. This ratio is in line with the early voting breakdown from 2018 and slightly more Democratic than in 2016.
Early voting continues through the weekend: Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday, then 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. next Monday through Friday. Election Day is March 3. Visit www.votecomal.com for polling places, sample ballots and more