Nearly 47% of Denton County registered voters have cast ballots early so far

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Early voting for the Nov. 3 election runs through Oct. 30. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Early voting for the Nov. 3 election runs through Oct. 30. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

With eight days of early voting remaining, Denton County has already logged more than a quarter of a million ballots cast.

The first 10 days of early voting saw 241,814 people vote in person for the Nov. 3 election, according to the county.

That in-person total compares with 185,196 voters who cast ballots during that same time frame in the 2016 presidential election.

Four years ago, Denton County received 12,535 total mail-in ballots. As of Oct. 22, the county had received 23,184 mail-in ballots, according to the county, and more are expected. Oct. 23 is the last day to apply for a ballot by mail.

The combined total with in-person and mail-in ballots cast so far during early voting is 264,998, which represents 46.8% of 565,671 registered voters in Denton County.

Voters in Denton County may cast a ballot at any voting center in the county during early voting but must vote at their assigned precinct on Election Day. For a list of locations, visit www.votedenton.com


Early voting runs through Oct. 30. Polls will be open for early voting during the following times:

• Oct. 23-24: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

• Oct. 25: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Oct. 26-30: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

On Election Day, Nov. 3, polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

The Denton County Transportation Authority will offer free rides on Oct. 24 and Nov. 3 to help encourage people to vote. No proof of voter registration is needed, according to the agency.

The free ride service is available for the A-train commuter rail, the Connect Bus system in Denton and Lewisville, the University of North Texas campus shuttles, Lewisville Lakeway On-Demand and the Downtown Denton Transit Center Evening On-Demand. To learn more, visit RideDCTA.net.

For other Denton County election information, including a list of candidates on the ballot and Q&A's for local candidates, visit www.communityimpact.com/voter-guide.
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.


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