UPDATE: Travis County clerk’s plea for more early voters proves unsuccessful so far

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Update 2:55 p.m. May 16
Despite a plea Monday from Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir, only 0.55 percent of registered voters—4,060 people—cast ballots Tuesday, the second day of early voting for the May 22 Travis County primary runoff election. Of the day-two participants, 696 voted in Republican races and 3,364 voted in Democratic races.

The Travis County Clerk’s Office published a list of early voting centers as well as designated mobile polling locations, including how many voters visited each site per day. Find your nearest early voting polling site using this interactive map:


Posted 5:21 p.m. May 15
At the end of the first day of early voting for the May 22 Travis County primary runoff election, only 1.31 percent of the county’s 741,525 registered voters cast ballots. A total of 9,737 votes were cast by the end of Monday, including 6,907 mail-in ballots.

Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir pled for more participation in an email to media asking voters, “Where are you???”

“Come on everybody, we have 22 early voting locations plus mobile voting locations all week,” DeBeauvoir said in a press release. “Give our dedicated polling place staff some company this week by early voting.”

So far, Republican voters have a particularly low showing of 0.28 percent at the polls. Meanwhile, 1.04 percent of Democrats have cast their ballots to date.

Early voting ends May 18. Most polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To see a full list of who is running, see our April election guide. More information, including polling locations, sample ballots and ID requirements are available at www.votetravis.com.

Community Impact Newspaper will update this post with Early Voting totals throughout the process.

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