Early voting continues through Friday. Today (Monday) was Day 8.
Through the first seven days, just under 3M people – 24.3% of registered voters – have cast ballots in person and by mail in the 30 counties with the most registered voters. Another 600K votes cast in those counties will push early voting turnout past total turnout in 2014 including Election Day.
Consistent with recent history, turnout on Sunday was the lowest of the week. However, Sunday’s turnout more closely tracked to the 2016 presidential election than any recent gubernatorial election. Travis Co. set a Sunday record when nearly 3K more people voted yesterday than on the Sunday in 2016. El Paso Co. also set a Sunday record.
In the 15 counties with the most registered voters, just over 2.5M voted during the first week of early voting. That is just over 300K more voters casting ballots than in the first week of early voting in 2006, 2010 and 2014 combined. Only 2016 saw a higher early vote total through the first week. This year’s turnout exceeds every other presidential election year’s first week.
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