During early voting, which ran from April 25-May 3, a total of 58,293 voters cast ballots by mail or at one of more than 30 polling places countywide, according to data from the Travis County Clerk's Office. The majority, 48,600, voted in person, while 9,689 submitted ballots by mail.
The 6.75% turnout among 863,952 registered voters is several points below the nearly 10% turnout Travis County saw during early voting ahead of the March primary elections. However, no local races beyond the propositions are on the ballot in Austin, the county's largest city.
On election day May 7, dozens of polling places will open throughout the county. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. More information on voting in the election can be found on the county clerk's website.
Ben joined Community Impact in January 2019 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Northeastern University in Boston. He spent more than two years reporting on Montgomery County and The Woodlands area before moving to Austin in 2021 to cover City Hall and other news throughout the city. Contact Ben with questions, tips or feedback at [email protected], and follow him on X, formerly known as Twitter, @BThompson_CI.
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