Early voting for July primary runoffs to begin June 29

Early voting kicks off June 29 for primary runoff elections throughout Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Early voting kicks off June 29 for primary runoff elections throughout Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Early voting kicks off June 29 for primary runoff elections throughout Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Early voting for the July 14 primary runoffs will begin June 29 in Comal and Guadalupe counties and will conclude on July 10, excluding July 3-4.

Registered voters who cast a ballot in the March primaries must vote in the same party’s runoff for the July election, and those who did not vote in March will choose which party’s runoff to vote in when they arrive at the polling location.

Runoffs were delayed and early voting was extended by the governor’s office to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Hand sanitizer will be provided by both counties, and the Comal County Elections Office will provide disposable styluses, finger coverings for voters, and voting machines will be sanitized after each use.

Masks are not required at any voting location, but voters are encouraged to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing inside polling stations.


“We encourage voters to take advantage of the extended early voting period to cast their ballots when crowds are lighter, and we will work hard to make sure every voter can do so safely,” Comal County Election Coordinator Cynthia Jaqua said in a press release. “We are training our poll workers on best practices to ensure that participating in our democracy does not compromise anyone’s health.”

Voters in Comal County can cast ballots at any of the polling places on the following early voting dates and times:

  • June 29-July 2: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • July 5: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • July 6-10: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.


Guadalupe County voters can cast ballots during the following dates and times:


  • June 29-July 2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • July 5: 1-6 p.m.

  • July 6-10: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.


In order to apply for a mail-in ballot, voter’s applications must be received by July 2, and registered voters must be 65 years or older, have a disability or illness, or be confined in jail in order to qualify for mail-in voting.

Applications for ballot by mail for the November election will be accepted from Jan. 1 through Oct. 23.
By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren Canterberry began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development and breaking news. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017.


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