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Am I eligible to vote? 

You are eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
  • You are at least 18 years old on Election Day;
  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole);
  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

I'm not sure if I'm registered in Comal or Guadalupe County; how can I confirm my voter registration status? 

You can confirm your registration status on the Texas Secretary of State website at Am I Registered? where you will select one of three methods for conducting your search. You can base your search on: 1. your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on your voter registration certificate; 2. your Texas driver's license number, if you provided it when you applied for voter registration; or 3. your first and last name and date of birth.

I'm not registered; how can I register to vote?

You can obtain a voter registration application from the Comal County Election Office (178 E. Mill Street, Suite 101 New Braunfels, Texas 78130) or the Guadalupe Elections Office (215 S. Milam Seguin, Texas 78155) weekdays between 8 and 5; public libraries and most post offices, You can also fill out a voter registration application online  (which you then must then print, sign, and mail)  or request a postage-paid application be mailed to you..

I moved to another address in Comal or Guadalupe County. How do I change my address?

 You must complete a voter registration form and MARK new address and send to the Comal County Election Office (178 E. Mill Street, Suite 101 New Braunfels, Texas 78130) or the Guadalupe Elections Office (215 S. Milam Seguin, Texas 78155)  OR you may submit the change online.

My name has changed.  How do I change my name? 

You must file the name change information in writing (complete voter registration form and mark change of name) with the Comal County Election Office (178 E. Mill Street, Suite 101 New Braunfels, Texas 78130) or Guadalupe County Election Office (215 S Milam St, Seguin, TX 78155) OR you may submit the change online

What will I need in order to vote in person on election day or during early voting. 

When a voter arrives at a polling location, the voter will be asked to present one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of photo ID (listed below). Election officials are required by current State law to determine whether the voter's name on the identification provided matches the name on the official list of registered voters ("OLRV"). After a voter presents their ID, the election worker will compare it to the OLRV. If the name on the ID matches the name on the list of registered voters, the voter will follow the regular procedures for voting. If the name does not match exactly but is "substantially similar" to the name on the OLRV, the voter will be permitted to vote as long as the voter signs a simple affidavit stating that the voter is the same person on the list of registered voters.

Here is a list of the required forms of Photo IDS:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person's photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person's photograph
  • United States passport

With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire, for voters aged 18-69, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.

OR, if you don't have one of the seven photo IDs listed above, you may sign a simple form and present one of the documents below.

  • Valid voter registration certificate (card)
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Any other government document with a voter's name and address

Note:

  • Addresses on ID and voter registration need not match.
  • Election officials/poll workers may not question you about voter ID issues.

Do I need to present my voter registration card to vote? 

You do not need your voter registration card to vote. Bringing your voter registration card with you to the polls may help the poll workers find you more quickly in the database.

I won't be in Comal or Guadalupe County on Election Day - How can I vote? Please note that this includes college students. 

Download and send an Application for Ballot by Mail to the Early Voting Clerk. The application must be received 11 days before an election

Comal:  Mail to Early Voting Clerk, 178 E Mill St. Suite 101 New Braunfels, TX 78130.

            Fax to 830-608-2013d or Scan and Email to jaquac [at] co.comal.tx.us

Guadalupe: Mail to Early Voting Clerk ,P.O. Box 1346, Seguin, Texas 78155

                      Fax to 830-303-6373 or Scan and Email toearlyvotingclerk [at] co.guadalupe.tx.us

I am over 65 or disabled - How can I vote by mail? 

Download and send an Application for Ballot by Mail to the Early Voting Clerk. The application must be received 11 days before an election. 

Comal:  Mail to Early Voting Clerk, 178 E Mill St. Suite 101 New Braunfels, TX 78130.

               Fax to 830-608-2013d or Scan and Email to jaquac [at] co.comal.tx.us

Guadalupe: Mail to Early Voting Clerk ,P.O. Box 1346, Seguin, Texas 78155

                      Fax to 830-303-6373 or Scan and Email toearlyvotingclerk [at] co.guadalupe.tx.us