Williamson County saw massive turnout in 2020 election, setting yet another record

Voters lined up outside the Wilco Annex on Nov. 3. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Voters lined up outside the Wilco Annex on Nov. 3. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Voters lined up outside the Wilco Annex on Nov. 3. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Williamson County set a new record for voter turnout in the 2020 general election, data shows.

Nearly 75% of voters cast their ballot in the election as of close of polls Nov. 3, which is the highest voter turnout the county has ever reported, elections officials said.

Out of 385,065 registered voters, 288,771 turned out, data shows.

Williamson County voters broke several records this election, including the one for early voting turnout, which it surpassed Oct. 21. The county surpassed the total number of voters in 2016 on Oct. 25. It also broke its record for highest turnout in county history Oct. 26 when it beat out a record set during the 2018 general election.

During the early voting period, 70% of Williamson County voters turned out, data shows. The county ranked fourth for the highest early voting turnout in the state, it said.


See how Williamson County voter turnout has increased over time in presidential and midterm elections.



Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.
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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