In two Williamson Co. state House districts, Democrats made gains in straight-ticket voting like those seen in urban county Republican-held districts. In the other, Republicans added to their advantage like many rural counties across the state.
Overall, Williamson Co. voters cast record numbers of straight-ticket votes for all four parties on the ballot, and straight-ticket votes represented the greatest share of all votes cast in any general election since at least 1992, the earliest year for which straight-ticket votes were separately recorded.
Williamson Co. voters cast 63% more straight-ticket Democratic votes than in 2012. The greatest gains occurred in HD136 (+8,205 votes) and HD52 (+7,098). The number of straight-ticket Republican votes increased by 27% over 2012. The greatest increase occurred in HD20 (+6,467), of which only a portion lies in the county. The number of straight-ticket votes for the minor parties were more than double their 2012 totals.
Countywide, four out of every seven (57%) votes cast were straight-ticket votes, which ranks 16th out of the state’s 20 most populous counties.