VOTE-BY-MAIL LAWSUIT

The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) is fighting for all Texans’ right to vote and filed two lawsuits in April to get a judgment that all eligible voters in Texas who believe their health is in danger under the threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) are eligible to cast their ballot by mail if they so choose.

Here is the timeline of recent actions

What DOES THIS MEAN?

While this latest news is disappointing as this case (Vote-by-Mail due to coronavirus health concerns) is now back before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; there is still the case involving the 26th Amendment.  TDP attorneys had previously indicated that if the SCOTUS refused to lift the stay imposed by the 5th Circuit Court, the TDP would then petition the SCOTUS to take up the case in an expedited time frame.  The goal being to get a ruling by the SCOTUS with enough time to allow for vote-by-mail for the November election.  This particular case will be interesting, as it will test the 26th Amendment to the Constitution.

In the meantime, the Texas Democratic Party’s recommendation is to continue to observe the Secretary of State’s guidelines for Vote-by-Mail. Therefore, if you are eligible to Vote-By-Mail, please apply to vote by mail.  Vote by Mail applications must be received (not postmarked) at the County Elections Administration office by October 23, 2020 to vote in the November General Election.

If you’ve already applied and are receiving your Ballot-By-Mail, please remember to mail in your ballot when you receive your ballot for the General Election in November. 

Early voting for the General Election is slated to starts October 13th through October 30th. We will update Early Voting dates if they change. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) continues to challenge Republican voter suppression efforts and has been working to protect voting rights. The Vote-by-Mail lawsuit is only one of several cases the TDP has filed for such Voter Suppression issues as Straight-Ticket Voting, Voter Registration Complaints at DPS, Electronic Signature Ban, Ballot Positioning, and Mobile Polling Locations, GO HERE TO LEARN MORE>>> about how the Texas Democratic Party is working hard to protect ALL citizens’ right to vote.

VOTING IN COMAL COUNTY DURING COVID-19

VOTING IN-PERSON? HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT

  • VOTE EARLY!  Primary Runoff begins OCTOBER 13 – 30. 
    Election Day is NOVEMBER 3RD.
  • Click on THIS LINK for locations, dates & times for Early Voting
  • Click on THIS LINK for Election Day locations
  • YES! You can Curbside Vote. If you do not feel safe going inside a polling location to vote, you can drive to any Comal County polling location, park where noted for Curbside voting, and call the Curbside voting number. You CANNOT be turned away for any reason to exercise your right to vote!
  • Remember:  As a registered voter in Comal County, you can vote at any polling location in Comal County during Early Voting and on Election Day.
  • Health and safety of Election Workers and Voters
    • For each polling location, the Elections office has installed plexi-glass shields on the qualifying/check in table as an additional barrier
    • Poll Pads will be sanitized after each voter is qualified
    • ALL polling sites will have physical distancing floor markers
    • No more than 5 voters in the actual voting area at any time
    • Voters will be provided with hand sanitizer + instruments for no-contact voting, such as finger cots and/or disposable stylus to sign in and to use on voting machine to cast your vote. 
    • Voting equipment will be sanitized after each voter has cast their ballot in order to prepare the equipment for the next voter. 
    • Please be patient!  Please try to make your candidate choices BEFORE you go to a polling place.  You’ll be in and out in no time.

Let’s make this a successful and SAFE voting experience for everyone.