TEXAS — Across the state of Texas, voting numbers are up, and the tight senate race may be driving turnout. Records have been set in every major county, including Travis County, according to the Texas Secretary of State. Dallas, Tarrant and Bexar counties have also seen record-breaking turnout this election.
So far in the 2018 midterm election, 47 percent of registered voters have cast their ballot in Travis County. In Williamson County, 48 percent of registered voters have cast their ballot so far this 2018 midterm election. In the last midterm election in 2014, early voting turnout was about 20 percent in most Texas counties.
In the 2016 presidential election, 52 percent of registered voters cast their ballot in Travis County while 54 percent of registered voters cast their ballot in Williamson County.
In 2014, a total of 270,005 people voted during early voting and Election Day in Travis County. During early voting in 2014, 142,759 people voted in the county. By the final day of early voting in Travis County this election, 372,338 people had voted so far, according to the Travis County clerk.
In Williamson County, a total of 104,464 people voted during early voting and Election Day in 2014. During early voting in 2014, 59,042 people voted in the county. Through day 11 of early voting in November 2018 in Williamson County, a whopping 162,574 people had voted, the secretary of state said.
And in Hays County, 39,688 voted throughout the span of early voting and Election Day in 2014. A look at the first 11 days of early voting in Hays County has resulted in 62,583 people casting their ballots.
If you didn't cast your ballot during early voting, you have to wait to vote until Election Day, Nov. 6.
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