By the Numbers: General Election Turnout

39th Where turnout from last nights’s general and constitutional amendment election ranks among the last 40 years of November general elections. Only the 2011 general election (5.37%) was worse. Just 5.8% of registered voters cast ballots in this week’s...

Election News for November 5

Tuesday is the general election. We will have live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. that evening. Early Voting: Just 2.5% of registered voters in the state’s 15 most populous counties cast ballots early in person or by mail for Tuesday’s general and constitutional...

Early Voting Ends and Other Election News for November 3

Early voting in person concluded today. Turnout in the state’s 15 most populous counties creeped past 2% by the end of yesterday. Through the first 11 days of early voting, less than 200K people voted in those counties out of 9.8M registered voters. This is less than...

Local Election News for May 3

Saturday is Election Day for jurisdictions holding municipal, school district, special district, bond and/or special elections. Early voting ended yesterday (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions. Turnout: As we have previously mentioned, there is no requirement for counties...

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...