Denton County turnout nearly double 2016 levels through first 2 days of early voting

The number of ballots cast in Denton County during the first two days of early voting was nearly double that of 2016. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
The number of ballots cast in Denton County during the first two days of early voting was nearly double that of 2016. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

The number of ballots cast in Denton County during the first two days of early voting was nearly double that of 2016. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Nearly twice as many Denton County voters cast ballots in the first two days of early voting as did in the high-turnout 2016 election.

Denton County reported 69,786 ballots were cast Oct. 13 and Oct. 14, up from the 36,261 cast in the first two days of voting in the last presidential election in 2016, county spokesperson Dawn Cobb said.


The number of early votes cast so far represents 12% of the county’s current number of registered voters. For the November election, 565,671 people are registered to vote in Denton County—a 21% increase from four years ago, according to county records.

In 2016, the number that participated in the first two days of early voting represented nearly 8% of registered voters in Denton County. By the end of that election, roughly 65% of the county’s registered voters had cast ballots.
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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