Another Record Setting Day of Early Voting in Travis County
After crushing the previous record set in 2008 on day one of early voting, Travis County voters showed up in droves again on day two, busting even more turnout records along the way.
Travis County Early Voting Daily Totals on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 38,352. Total Voters: 85,383 #iVoteEarly https://t.co/v0dtOoLA8N pic.twitter.com/u37nI8U05u— Travis County Clerk (@TravisCoClerk) October 26, 2016
Nearly 12% of registered voters in Travis County cast ballots in the first two days of early voting. #atxvotes— KUT Austin (@KUT) October 26, 2016
At this point in 2008, turnout was 9.65 percent.
In 2012, turnout was just 6.08 percent by the end of the second day.
85,383 Travis County votes so far. Almost 30,000 more ballots cast than at this point in 2008, which was record. #atxvotes #txdecides— KUT Austin (@KUT) October 26, 2016
Still lower turnout at many locations east of I-35, but people sure do love to vote at Randall's. pic.twitter.com/Iz9nQtgn81— Nathan Bernier (@KUTnathan) October 26, 2016
One last thing: this appears to be new record for most votes on any day of EV in Travis ever. Previous record was last day 2008. #atxvotes https://t.co/GZbHztDLha— Matt Largey (@mattlargey) October 26, 2016
If the volume stays steady, as it has in past elections, Travis County could be on track to see almost 400,000 votes cast by the time early voting ends next Friday.
Williamson County also saw around double the early votes on the second day of early voting.