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Estimated 93 percent of eligible voters registered in Travis County

According to Travis County Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant, this year's registrations are a modern-day record.

AUSTIN — Travis County officials said they are seeing a record-breaking amount of voter registrations.

County officials estimate 93 percent of all eligible voters are registered. Travis County voter registrar Bruce Elfant said that is a modern-day record.

Compared to the last election cycle in 2016, 92 percent of eligible voters in Travis County registered.

"The best way I can say it is, I've been doing voter registration a number of years and this feels more like a presidential cycle than it does a midterm," said Elfant.


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He estimates there are about 70,000 new voters.

Last Friday alone, Travis County received about 8,500 registration applications. The county is averaging about 1,500 application a day.

"I think that there's a lot more interest in what's going on locally and nationally,” said Elfant. “People seem to be more passionate about the issues, paying closer attention and wanting to take action."

If you have not registered or know someone who has not, every Alamo Drafthouse and Thundercloud Subs location will have volunteers registering people Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Elfant advises you to turn in your registration application in person rather than by mail because the deadline is Tuesday.

Williamson County estimates 88 percent of all eligible voters are registered.

Hays County was not able to provide numbers Monday but it leads the entire state in terms of the percentage of people in the county registered.

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