Voter Registration: More than 14.8 million voters are registered in Texas, up about 600K since March and around 1.2 million since the 2012 presidential election. It is the highest number of registered voters in state history, and the Secretary of State believes that total registrations may top 15 million by the October 11 deadline to register for the general election.

In 2012, about three quarters of the voting-age population was registered in time for the general election. Based on a January 2016 federal estimate of the state’s voting-age population, voter registrations have at best kept pace with population growth and likely lagged behind it. The U.S. Dept. of Commerce estimated 20.3 million Texans (pdf) were of voting age as of July 2015.

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