Early voting in person continues across the state. Today (Wednesday) was Day Three.
Through the first two days, nearly 1M Texans voted early either in person or by mail in the state’s 15 most populous counties. This is 49% more than through the first two days of 2012, 62% more than in 2008 and 181% more than in 2004. Slightly more people voted in person (401K) on Tuesday than on Monday (394K). All 15 counties saw record turnout for Day Two of early voting and through two days of early voting.
Derek Ryan’s latest analysis indicates that more early voters in 20 of the state’s largest counties have Republican primary history (36%) than Democratic primary history (32%), and about 9% of voters have no recent voting history. Almost half of voters with no recent voting history registered after the March primary. Just 3% of voters have history in both parties’ primaries. Ryan is a Republican political consultant and former research director of the Republican Party of Texas.
Some turnout highlights of Day Three (Wednesday):
- In Bexar Co., another 40K voted in person on Wednesday, the highest total to date, bringing the three-day in-person total to 114K.
- In Cameron Co., nearly 7K voted in person on Wednesday, slightly higher than either of the other two days’ totals. Nearly 20K have voted in person there.
- In Harris Co., 76K voted in person on Wednesday, making the second straight day with increased turnout over the previous day. Overall, 287K have voted early through three days, 45% more than the first three days of 2012 and 78% ahead of 2008.
- In Hidalgo Co., just under 14K voted in person on Wednesday, down 25% from Monday’s total. Overall, turnout there is 55% ahead of 2012 through three days and 121% ahead of 2008.
- In Nueces Co., 5.5K voted in person on Wednesday, a slight dip from each of the previous two days. Overall, turnout through three days is 34% ahead of the first three days of 2012 and 36% ahead of 2008.
- In Tarrant Co., 42K voted in person on Wednesday, slightly lower than either of the other two days’ totals. Turnout through three days is 31% ahead of the first three days of 2012 and 41% ahead of 2008.
- In Travis Co., 37.5K voted in person on Wednesday, slightly below Tuesday’s total. Through three days, turnout in Travis Co. is 119% ahead of 2012 and 46% ahead of 2008.
- In Williamson Co., in-person turnout has decreased slightly each day since Monday, but turnout is still 89% ahead of 2012 through three days and 120% ahead of 2008. Wednesday’s in-person turnout was nearly double the same-day turnout in 2008.
Early voting in person continues through November 4.