GUIDE: 4 things Comal ISD voters should know before voting early

Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election was Oct. 4. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election was Oct. 4. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election was Oct. 4. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Early voting will run Oct. 18-29 for the Nov. 2 general election. The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election was Oct. 4. Here are five things Comal ISD voters should know before heading to the polls.

1. What is on the ballot

Voters will consider four CISD bond propositions and a tax ratification measure on the Nov. 2 ballot. CISD trustees called the election in August. The bond includes school construction, athletics facility improvements, technology upgrades and stadium improvements.

The propositions are as follows:

  • Proposition A (voter approval tax ratification election): Ratifying the ad valorem tax rate of $1.2920 in Comal ISD for the current year, a rate that will result in an increase of 14.7% in the maintenance and operations tax revenue for the district for the current year as compared to the preceding year, which is an additional $26.38 million. If passed, the new maintenance and operations tax rate would increase to $0.9420 per $100 valuation.

  • Proposition B: The issuance of an amount not to exceed $411.29 million school building bonds for the construction, renovation, acquisition, and equipment of school buildings. This is a property tax increase.

  • Proposition C: The issuance of an amount not to exceed $61.49 million school bonds for the construction, renovation, acquisition and equipment of certain recreational facilities in the district. This is a property tax increase.

  • Proposition D: The issuance of an amount not to exceed $20.4 million school bonds for the construction, renovation, acquisition and equipment of stadiums with seating capacity of more than 1,000 spectators. This is a property tax increase.

  • Proposition E: The issuance of an amount not to exceed $34.54 million school bonds for the acquisition of technology equipment. This is a property tax increase.


More information about specific bond projects are available on the district's website.

2. Voting locations


There are six early-voting sites in New Braunfels.

On Election Day, New Braunfels voters can vote at one of 12 Comal County polling locations in the city or one of three Guadalupe County polling locations in the city, according to their city of residence.

3. Dates and times for early voting and election day voting

Comal County polls will be open Oct. 18-22 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 23 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 24 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Oct. 25-29 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Comal County polls will be open Oct. 18-22 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 23 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 24 from noon-6 p.m. and Oct. 25-29 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day in both counties.

4. Mail-in voting information

Oct. 22 is the last day to register to vote by mail. Eligible voters can return their ballots by mail to the Comal County early voting clerk at 396 N. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels or the Guadalupe County early voting clerk at P.O. Box 1346, Seguin. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day on Nov. 2 and received by Nov. 3.

For more information about New Braunfels elections, visit our 2021 Voter Guide.
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.



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