AUSTIN, Texas — Early voting for the Texas primary runoff election ran from Monday, May 16, through Friday, May 20. But few people cast their ballots during the early voting period.
Below is a look at early voter turnout from some of the major counties in the KVUE viewing area. All data is from the Texas Secretary of State’s Office.
So far, 1.28% of registered voters in Travis County have cast a ballot in the Republican runoff, and 2.46% of registered voters have cast a Democratic ballot.
Williamson County is doing a bit better, with a total of 4.51% of registered voters casting a ballot during the early voting period. Three percent voted for Republican candidates, while 1.51% voted for Democratic candidates.
Voters in Hays County are also struggling to vote. Only 2.67% have cast a ballot in the Republican runoff, while 2.01% have cast a ballot voting for Democratic candidates.
So far, Bastrop County has the highest turnout among registered voters out of the four major counties, with 5.85% casting a ballot in the Republican runoff races and 1.8% voting in the Democratic runoff races.
During the March primary, fewer than 18% of registered Texans voted statewide, according to state data.
The Texas Tribune reports that that’s typical. Most midterm primary elections in Texas see fewer than a quarter of registered voters turn out.
Election Day for the Texas primary runoff election is Tuesday, May 24. All polling places across Texas will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. As long as you get in line before 7 p.m., you will be able to vote.
Check out our voter guide for everything you need to vote on Tuesday.
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