Early Voting Day One Brings in Waves of Voters
Yesterday, October 24th, was the first day of Early Voting across Texas for the General Election, and many municipalities saw increases in voting compared to 4 and 8 years ago.
In Lubbock County, 8,248 people cast ballots yesterday; up from 6,400 in 2012 and 7,000 in 2008.This could be attributed to the massive amount of following for both sides of the presidential election.
Harris County, which contains most of the City of Houston, had a record-breaking Early Voting turnout of 67,471. That broke the previous one-day record set four years ago of 47,000 votes.
Early Voting continues through November 4 in advance of Election Day on November 8. A list of voting locations near you can be found here.