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Today Is the Deadline to Register to Vote in July Primary Runoffs

Although no local races require a primary runoff election, Comal County voters will help to determine major-party nominees in state and federal races.

Are you registered to vote?

Today, June 15, is the deadline for registering to vote in the July primary runoff elections.

The runoffs were delayed from April to July 14 due to the coronavirus.

Those who have not yet registered can print and mail an application from the Texas Secretary of State website, votetexas.gov, or visit the Comal County Elections Center, 396 N. Seguin Ave., in person. Applications must be postmarked by June 15.

Anyone who is registered can vote in the runoffs even if they were not registered or did not vote in the March primaries. However, voters who cast ballots in one party’s primary in March must vote in the same party’s runoff.

Early voting for the election runs from June 29-July 2 and from July 5-10, nearly double the typical period for runoff elections, she said. The extra days are intended to reduce the potential for COVID-19 spread. The last day for the Elections Office to receive an application for a ballot by mail is July 2. Returned ballots must be postmarked by Election Day.

Although no local races require a runoff, voters will determine major-party nominees in state and federal races.

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.

Sample ballots and early voting times and locations can be found at the Comal County elections webpage, votecomal.com.


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