DATA: More than 57,000 Tarrant County residents have cast ballots during early voting

According to Tarrant County election officials, 57,534 county residents cast ballots in the first nine days of early voting. (Courtesy Pexels)
According to Tarrant County election officials, 57,534 county residents cast ballots in the first nine days of early voting. (Courtesy Pexels)

According to Tarrant County election officials, 57,534 county residents cast ballots in the first nine days of early voting. (Courtesy Pexels)

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Voters are encouraged to bring their own personal protective equipment in order to prevent catching or spreading the coronavirus. (Graphic by Matthew T. Mills/Community Impact Newspaper)
Early voting for the primary runoff election began June 29 in Texas after Gov. Greg Abbott postponed the original May date due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Tarrant County election officials, 57,534 county residents cast ballots in the first nine days of early voting as of July 9. About 69.18% of those voters were Democrats, and 28.36% were Republicans, according to county data.

Although the deadlines to register to vote in this election and to apply for an absentee ballot have passed, Tarrant County residents can cast ballots at any early voting center through July 10. Election day is July 14.


As of July 9, 39,198 votes had been cast in person, and 18,336 mail-ballots had been received.

Click here to find sample ballots, early voting schedules and information about what voters should bring to the polls.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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