Early voting for the March 3 primary election continues through February 28.

We feel more confident about the data counties are reporting to the Secretary of State and note that several counties updated their initial Day One numbers.

  • Through the first two days, 97K Republicans and 116K Democrats have voted in person or by mail in the 15 counties with the most registered voters.
  • The Republican number is a record through two days, up 17% from the previous high set in 2016. Harris, Travis, Denton, Fort Bend, Hidalgo, Montgomery and Galveston Cos. have seen record Republican turnout so far.
  • The Democratic number has fallen 8% behind the record pace set in 2008 after being 15% ahead of it on Day One. Harris, Denton, Fort Bend, Hidalgo and Williamson Cos. have seen record Democratic turnout so far.

Preliminary numbers for Day Three suggest turnout remains brisk for a primary election. Statewide turnout through the first two days was estimated to be 1.3% for the Republican primary and 1% for the Democratic primary.

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