Early Turnout Eclipses 91% of Total 2016 Voters

Early voting, which continues its record-setting pace, concludes Friday. Through yesterday (Tuesday), the first-ever 15th day of early voting, 8.2M Texans – 48.3% of registered voters – have cast ballots in person (7.3M) or by mail (893K). Already, the number of...

Some Counties See Record Turnout as Early Voting Begins

Early voting has begun across Texas for the March 3 primary election and continues through February 28. Turnout is generally up for the Democratic primary over four years ago, with what appears to be record-setting numbers in Travis, Denton, Hidalgo, Montgomery and...

More Than 6 Million Texans Likely Cast Ballots Early

Friday was indeed a strong finale to early voting: nearly 465K people voted in person and by mail in the 15 counties with the most registered voters. That’s 30K fewer than on the last day in 2016 but otherwise higher than any other last day in history. It’s nearly...

Early Voting Slows, Loses Ground on 2016

Early voting continues through Friday. Tuesday’s turnout was the second lowest of any single day so far, topping only Sunday, and preliminary numbers from a few of the larger counties suggests today’s (Wednesday) turnout was a little lower. Despite the decline,...

Record-setting Early Vote Pace Continues

Early voting continues across the state. In-person turnout on Day 3 appeared steady, and thus record-setting, in the counties for which we have seen data or heard reports. Before we get to today’s (Wednesday’s) numbers, let’s look back at Day 2 (Tuesday). In the 30...

Day 1 of Early Voting Shatters Records

Early voting in person began today (Monday) and runs through November 2. In general, turnout was brisk, shattering records for gubernatorial general elections and even eclipsing the record-setting turnout of Day 1 in 2016, the last presidential election. Some...

Election News for October 17

Redistricting: Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to hear “and correct a U.S. District Court ruling from August that invalidated two of the state’s 36 congressional districts.” The high court stayed that ruling last month....