Travis County Smashes First Day Early Voting Turnout Record
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.
58,346 Dallas County Voters made their way to vote Early Today! Early Voting Continues Tomorrow for the next 2... https://t.co/OSgzIFOT6v— Dallas Elections (@DallasElections) October 25, 2016
Harris County saw 129,014 people vote — a big jump over 2012. Turnout records were also set in El Paso and Bexar counties.