New Braunfels sees small early voting turnout ahead of May election

New Braunfels voters will see City Council and school board members on their ballots. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels voters will see City Council and school board members on their ballots. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

New Braunfels voters will see City Council and school board members on their ballots. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Between April 19-27, the city of New Braunfels reported 1,038 in-person early ballots and 231 mail-in ballots were received for the May 1 election. More than 58,700 residents are registered to vote in New Braunfels.

The ballot includes candidates for two City Council positions, 18 city charter amendments, two members of the New Braunfels ISD board of trustees and three members of the Comal ISD board of trustees.

There were a total of 698 in-person votes and 50 mail-in ballots cast during the eight days of early voting for the NBISD election while the CISD election had 545 in-person votes and 68 mail-in ballots.

Candidate Q&A's and information for NBISD, CISD and City Council races can be viewed on the Community Impact Newspaper election dashboard.

Because Comal County does not have any races on the May 1 ballot, each entity is responsible for reporting early voting and election day outcomes, according to Cynthia Jaqua, elections coordinator for Comal County.


Election day voting locations throughout Comal County will operate from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on May 1.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.