Voter Registrations Fell Short of Population Growth

Voter registrations have not kept pace with population growth over the past eight years. Despite a record 15M Texans registered to vote, a larger percentage of Texans are not registered than in 2008, and a significantly larger percentage of Texans did not cast ballots...

By the Numbers: 2016 General Election

A few notes on Tuesday’s presidential election results: A record 8.93M Texans cast votes in this general election, and 6.17M registered voters didn’t. The number of votes cast is 10.5% more than the previous record set in 2008 and 11.7% more than in 2012. Just over...

Record Early Voting Turnout May Favor Republicans

Just shy of 4.5M Texans have voted early in person or by mail in the 15 counties with the most registered voters as of Friday, the end of the early voting by personal appearance. This is the highest-ever total recorded, finishing 32% above 2012, 26% above the previous...

Early Voting Ends Still Setting Records

Early voting in person has ended in Texas. Yesterday’s (Thursday’s) total early votes cast in the 15 counties with the most registered voters crossed the 4M mark for the first time in state history. Through 11 days, early voting turnout is 35% ahead of 2012, 29% ahead...

Record-setting Early Voting Reaches Final Day

Texas did indeed break its record for early voting turnout, measured by the number of people voting early in person or by mail in the 15 counties with the most registered voters. Through Day 10 (Wednesday), 3.66M Texans have voted early in those counties, breaking the...

Texas Likely Sets Turnout Record

Early voting in person continues across Texas through Friday. Today (Wednesday) was Day Ten. Texas likely set a turnout record today, measured as the number of people voting early in person or by mail in the 15 counties with the most registered voters. We will know by...

Early Voting Turnout Rebounds Slightly

Early voting in person continues through Friday across Texas. Turnout remains record-setting but has slowed significantly from last week’s torrid pace, although it showed a slight rebound on Tuesday. Just shy of 3M Texans voted early in person or by mail through...

Early Voting Turnout Showing Signs of Slowdown

Early voting in person continues through Friday. Turnout continues to be record-setting but has shown signs of slowing down in the 15 counties with the most registered voters. Monday’s turnout was significantly down in counties that reported results by this...

What’s Behind Record-smashing Early Voting Pace

Early voting in person continues across Texas, and turnout continues to be at a record-shattering pace. Just over 1.4M had cast ballots in person and by mail in the 15 counties with the most registered voters through Wednesday, and turnout was steady in the counties...

Brisk Early Voting Pace Continues

Early voting in person continues across the state. Today (Wednesday) was Day Three. Through the first two days, nearly 1M Texans voted early either in person or by mail in the state’s 15 most populous counties. This is 49% more than through the first two days of 2012,...

Record Early Voting Turnout Continues Into Day Two

Early voting in person continues across the state. Day Two in-person turnout was confirmed higher than Day One in Denton, Harris, Montgomery, Nueces, Tarrant, Travis. Day Two in-person turnout was down slightly in Bexar Co., where nearly 75K have voted in person in...