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Comal County voters wishing to cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 general election must register to vote by Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Those who have not yet registered to vote can do so in person at Comal County Elections Office, 178 E. Mill St., Suite 101, or they can print and mail the application on the Texas Secretary of State website, votetexas.gov. Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday.

As part of its ongoing efforts to help voters prepare for the upcoming election, Comal County Elections Office has introduced interactive sample ballots on its website, votecomal.com, allowing potential voters to select the ballot for their precinct and fill it out on their computer before printing and bringing it with them to the polls.

“Our goal through this process is to make sure any Comal County residents who are eligible and willing to vote are able to get the information they need and cast their ballot,” said Cynthia Jaqua, elections coordinator. “We’re grateful for the help we’ve received from the county’s Information Technology Department in making that possible online.”

As of Thursday morning, 91,220 people were registered to vote in Comal County, and the Elections Office had mailed out 4,650 ballots to those who had requested them. Requests for a mail-in ballot must be received by Friday, Oct. 28.

Early voting runs from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4. For times and locations, as well as a list and maps of Election Day polling-place changes and other election information, visit votecomal.com.

Along with the race for president, contested races on local ballots include the Comal County sheriff, representatives for U.S. House Districts 21 and 35, a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission, three places on the state Court of Criminal Appeals, three places on the Texas Supreme Court, and District 5 representative to the State Board of Education.

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