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

Preliminary numbers from a few of the larger counties suggest today’s (Wednesday) Day Two in-person turnout was in the same ballpark as Day One, but mail ballots plummeted because we are now only adding each new day’s ballots to the total.

  • Harris Co. saw nearly 6K people vote in each party’s primary, a drop of about 1K for the Democrats and an increase of more than 500 for the Republicans. Each party has seen just under 25K voters cast ballots so far, setting two-day records for both parties.
  • Tarrant Co. also saw a slight drop in in-person Democratic voting and an increase in in-person Republican voting. Through two days, almost 11K Republicans and just over 10K Democrats have voted so far. Neither figure set a record.
  • Bexar Co. also saw a drop in Democratic in-person voting coupled with a tiny increase in Republican in-person voting.
  • Travis Co. saw dips for both parties from yesterday’s in-person totals. Over two days, just over 12K Democrats and 3.5K Republicans have voted early. After setting a record for Democratic Day One turnout yesterday, the two-day total has fallen below the 2008 record pace. Republicans narrowly set a two-day record, eclipsing the mark set in 2016 by 40 voters.

We had hoped to have a complete picture of yesterday’s (Tuesday) Day One turnout, but we are not confident in the sets of numbers reported by the counties to the Secretary of State.

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