Williamson County voters' turnout for March 3 primary election is most in recent history

More than 105,300 Williamson County voters hit the polls for early and election day voting for the 2020 primaries, the highest turnout in recent history, Williamson County Elections Administrator Chris Davis said. (Community Impact Staff).
More than 105,300 Williamson County voters hit the polls for early and election day voting for the 2020 primaries, the highest turnout in recent history, Williamson County Elections Administrator Chris Davis said. (Community Impact Staff).

More than 105,300 Williamson County voters hit the polls for early and election day voting for the 2020 primaries, the highest turnout in recent history, Williamson County Elections Administrator Chris Davis said. (Community Impact Staff).

More than 105,300 Williamson County voters hit the polls for early and election day voting for the 2020 primaries, the highest turnout in recent history, Williamson County Elections Administrator Chris Davis said.

Davis updated the Commissioners Court on March 10 on the results of the March 3 election.


Davis said while the 2020 primary election had the highest number of ballots cast, it was not the highest voter turnout percentage at 29.7%. He said he believed the highest voter turnout percentage for a primary in recent history was in 2008 at 37.12%. Of the votes cast, 49% were cast during early voting, and 51% were cast on election day, he added.Nonetheless, Davis said he expects a high turnout in the 2020 general election.

Davis added that while Travis County saw issues with wait times on election day, Williamson County did not have a similar problem with the last voter casting their ballot at 8:30 p.m. and final results uploaded by 11:30 p.m. He also said they did not have any reports of poll workers not working due to coronavirus concerns.

For full election results, visit www.wilco.org/Departments/Elections
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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