Texas was one of 10 states where 2016 general election voters could choose every candidate of a preferred political party with a single pull, punch or other action. About 63% of all votes cast by Texans were straight-ticket votes, almost certainly the highest rate among the 10 states.
Another 10 states have repealed the “single punch” option since 1992, including North Carolina, which eliminated it in 2013. In 2012, about 56% of all votes cast in that state were straight-ticket votes, which was second only to Texas. The 2016 general election was the first presidential election in decades where voters would be required to go through the ballot to vote for all partisan races.