A record 15.79M Texans are registered to vote, according to the Secretary of State’s office, which released voter registration totals by counties today (Friday). The number of registered voters increased 3.6% since the March primary, as at least 544K Texans registered.
The largest percent increases in voter registration since March occurred in Hays (10.2%), Brazos Co. (8.8%), Nacogdoches (6.3%), Comal (5.8%), Travis (5.4%), Collin (5.2%), Williamson (5.1%) and Bell (5.0%) Cos. Voter registration numbers increased in all but 15 counties. Other large counties experiencing increases at a greater rate than the state include Denton (4.7%), Montgomery (4.2%), Fort Bend (4.1%), Dallas (4.0%), El Paso (3.7%), Harris (3.6%).
About 87% of the estimated voting-eligible population is registered. An estimated 2.28M Texans are eligible to vote but did not register, making this the 10th straight year that more than 2M eligible Texans were not registered to vote. Since 2008, the estimated voting-eligible population has increased by 3.14M, but the number of registered voters increased by just 2.21M.
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