Voters “Are Coming Out in Droves” as Last Mail-In Ballots Are Sent to Voters
Early voters are “coming out in droves” according to Comal County Clerk Bobbie Koepp.
Spekaing at Commissioners Court today, she said 10,574 votes had been cast as of 6 p.m. Wednesday. The county now has 116,019 registered voters.
“And they’re coming out in droves,” Koepp said. “We’re having a few little hiccups. We’re getting things done as quickly as possible. I talked with (Elections Coordinator) Cynthia (Jaqua), she told me she’s at the end of the alphabet for all of the ballot-by-mails so those should be going out be the end of the week. So hang tight, we’re getting them there and things are rolling.”
Also at the court’s weekly meeting, Office of Public Health (OPH) Director Cheryl Fraser said demand for COVID-19 testing has fallen. Only 18 people were tested on Tuesday. Most people are getting tested before visiting nursing homes or traveling or for other reasons. PCR testing is available on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
OPH also meets weekly with school nurses, medical directors and local health authorities to help schools with contact-tracing, she said. Anyone who comes within six feet of a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more is required to quarantine for 14 days regardless of whether they were wearing a mask.
Flu vaccines are available by appointment only.