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Travis County Smashes First Day Early Voting Turnout Record

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT News
Travis County Clerk Dana Debeauvoir speaks to the media at the Early Voting Mega Center at ACC-Highland Mall on the first day of early voting.

Travis County voters set a record Monday, casting 46,086 ballots on the first day of early voting. That means more than 6 percent of registered voters in the county cast a ballot.

Compare that with the 20,942 ballots on the first day of early voting in 2012. In 2008, first day turnout was 24,207.

On Monday, 35,066 voters went to vote in-person. There were an additional 11,020 mail-in ballots that were received.

In Williamson County, 24,214 people — or more than 8 percent of registered voters — cast a ballot Monday. 

It was a trend seen around the state Monday. Elections administrators in Texas' biggest counties all reported record turnout.

Harris County saw 129,014 people vote — a bigjump over 2012. Turnout records were also set in El Paso and Bexar counties.

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