Early voting in person began today (Monday) and runs through November 2. In general, turnout was brisk, shattering records for gubernatorial general elections and even eclipsing the record-setting turnout of Day 1 in 2016, the last presidential election.

Some preliminary counts from around the state:

  • In Harris Co., 63K people voted in person and another 52K returned mail ballots up to and including today. It’s nearly double the number who voted early in person and by mail on Day 1 in 2014 and just short of the 129K cast on Day 1 in 2016.
  • In Dallas Co., more than 55K people voted in person and by mail on the first day of early voting, nearly double the number who voted on Day 1 in 2014, but 31% below the number who voted on Day 1 in 2016.
  • In Tarrant Co., 61K voted early in person and by mail on the first day of early voting. This is more than double the number of votes cast on Day 1 in 2014 and just 5K short of the number cast on Day 1 in 2016.

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