Early voting has begun for the May 1 general and special elections and continues through April 27. Because this is not a statewide election, counties are not required to submit early voting totals to the state (except for CD6), and not all local elections are conducted by county election officials. Therefore, tracking early voting turnout can be challenging.
That said, Bexar Co. set a first-day voter turnout record for a May election. Just over 7K voters cast ballots in local elections there, edging past the previous record set in 2017 and running about 500 voters ahead of the first day in 2019. Just under 7K people voted in a local election in Tarrant Co., of which 1K voted at the Southlake Town Hall.
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