Early voting numbers in Travis County showing about 4 percent overall turnout

Election Day is March 6.

Election Day is March 6.

The first week of early voting has wrapped up and numbers from the Travis County Clerk’s office is showing about a 3 percent turnout for the Democratic primary and about 1 percent for the Republican primary, or about 4.2 percent overall as of Feb. 25.

Early voting began Feb. 20. The Democratic primary had .73 percent of voters show up at the polls that day, the biggest turnout out in the first week. The largest turnout for the Republican primary was Feb. 23 with 0.26 percent.

Travis County has 735,209 registered voters.

County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir is anticipating about a 20 percent overall turnout, estimating about 12 percent for the Democratic primary and 8 percent for the Republican primary.

“We’ll have a higher turnout with the Democrats just because it’s Travis County, which is traditionally Democratic,” DeBeauvoir said. “Twenty percent is pretty good, but it’s not great.”

Early voting ends March 2. Election Day is March 6.



MOST RECENT

Photo of school supples
Parents weigh in: What are your considerations heading into the 2021-22 school year?

Community Impact Newspaper seeks parent feedback as we prepare for our annual education edition.

Photo of the Austin Police Department
City of Austin certifies Save Austin Now's petition to increase police staffing, adding it to fall ballot

The measure would require two police officers for every 1,000 area residents, among other provisions.

TxDOT will stop removing trees as a part of the Oak Hill Parkway project until the injunction hearing Sept. 2. (Courtesy Falcon Sky Photography)
TxDOT temporarily halts removal of trees, but Oak Hill Parkway construction continues

Opponents of the parkway see the latest development as a “window of hope.”

Photo of a doctor with a pregnant woman
Austin health experts warn delta variant could pose higher risk for pregnant women

Maternal medicine doctors across Central Texas have seen increasing numbers of pregnant women coming to the hospital with breathing issues and pregnancy complications as a result of COVID-19.

Wayback Burgers makes cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
6 eateries open or coming to Cedar Park, Leander; Trudy's North Star reopens in Northwest Austin and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including Tiff's Treats opening in Hutto.

Austin ISD will offer virtual learning, expecting about 5% of students to apply. (Courtesy Unsplash)
Austin public schools release virtual learning plan

Austin ISD will offer virtual learning, expecting about 5% of students to apply.

student writing on paper
Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Photo of medical professions in a hospital
Health officials warn ICU space is critically low as Travis County sees its 900th COVID-19 death

As the delta variant drives transmission rates up, local hospital systems warn that ICUs are strained.

At Blue Gecko, a Texas Taco comes with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cheese and bacon. (Courtesy Blue Gecko)
New taco spot opens in Four Points; roadwork for Austin's Zilker Eagle continues and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including news on when Lou Neff Road will open in Central Austin.

Rendering of a taproom and event hall
Dripping Springs business news: distillery expands with bar and event hall; new primary care clinic plans opening and more

Dripping Springs Distilling plans to add Distillers Bar and Distillers Hall to its property this summer.

A rendering of Walnut Springs Elementary School shows what the district expects to see completed by the start of school Aug. 17. (Rendering courtesy Dripping Springs ISD)
New school construction in Dripping Springs ISD on track

Workers filled Dripping Springs schools undergoing construction with furniture July 26.

The Zilker Eagle is tentatively expected to open Oct. 23. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Roadwork for Austin's Zilker Eagle continues; Lou Neff Road closed through Aug. 7

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department said the delay allowed for park programming, including Blues on the Green, to continue.