Guadalupe County has seen a similar turnout, with 46,631 residents voting or mailing in ballots between Oct. 13-22 compared to 44,843 in the entire early voting period in 2016, according to the Guadalupe County Elections Office. Of the county’s 111,231 registered voters, around 42% have cast ballots so far.
Both county's populations—and their voter rolls—have grown over the last four years. Since 2016, Comal County has added over 23,000 voters, and Guadalupe County has added over 17,000 voters.
Some 47,484 of the ballots received by Comal County elections staff from Oct. 13-22 were cast in person, whereas 5,717 mail-in ballots have been received, according to the Comal County Elections Office. Guadalupe County has received 40,706 in-person votes and 5,925 mail-in ballots, according to the Guadalupe County Elections Office.
Mail-in ballots received in the first week of early voting this year exceed those received during the entire 2016 early voting period, when 4,857 voters utilized by-mail voting in Comal County and 2,356 voters mailed ballots in Guadalupe County.
Early voting will continue through Oct. 30, followed by one more chance to vote on Election Day, Nov. 3. A list of early voting locations can be found on the Comal County website or the Guadalupe County website.