From Feb. 14-25, 9.59% of registered voters in Travis County and 10.4% in Williamson County voted early.
In all, 82,376 people voted early in Travis County, and 41,653 people voted early in Williamson County. The last day of early voting, Feb. 25, saw the highest turnout with a total of 38,452 people between the two counties showing up at the polls.
Voter turnout in Travis County is down slightly compared to previous years. In 2020, 16.03% of registered voters voted early, and during the last midterm election in 2018, early-voter turnout totaled 11.29%. Local experts and officials linked the statewide decline in early-voter turnout to Texas’ Senate Bill 1, which was signed into law Sept. 7.
Of the ballots cast early in Travis County, a majority—71.46%—was in the Democratic primary. Meanwhile, 64.4% of votes cast early in Williamson County were in the Republican primary.
During the primary election, voters are selecting candidates for statewide and local offices, including positions on the commissioners courts in both Travis and Williamson counties. The winners of the March 1 primary will advance to the general election in November.
Polls are open on election day from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Find a map of polling locations open on March 1 below. Voters in Travis and Williamson counties may cast a ballot at any location in the county in which they are registered to vote.