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Early Voting Ends Today, and Time is Running Out

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You have just hours left to vote early in the Texas Primaries.

Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir says so far turnout has been disappointing. She believes it’s because the election coincides with prom season, graduations and the beginning of summer vacation.

When the polls opened this morning, just 4.6 percent of registered Travis County voters had cast a ballot.

Election Day is Tuesday. DeBeauvoir thinks the holiday weekend could also keep voters away from the polls.“With all of the happy events going on in peoples’ lives, I think it’s going to be difficult to get peoples’ attention on this particular Election Day. And if people haven’t already voted, I fear Election Day may not see the swell of voters that we would normally hope for," said DeBeauvoir.

You can vote at any polling station today. But on Election Day, you’ll have vote in yourassigned precinct (Click here to find your precinct number). There’s a good chance that precinct has changed in recent months because of state redistricting.

Most of the polls close at 6 tonight. The location at the County Clerk's office at 5501 Airport Blvd. is open until 7 p.m.

View 2012 Travis County Primary Early Vote Locations in a larger map

Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
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