With early voting still underway in Denton County, number of ballots cast eclipses total turnout from 2016 election

Early voting runs through Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Early voting runs through Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Early voting runs through Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

More Denton County voters have cast ballots heading into the last day of early voting than voted in the entire 2016 presidential election cycle.

Through Oct. 28, voters had cast 341,646 ballots in Denton County, or 60% of the number of people who are registered to vote this year, according to county spokesperson Dawn Cobb. This number has already eclipsed 2016’s entire vote total of 302,835, which represented 65% of registered voters at the time.

These numbers did not include totals from Oct. 29, or from the final day of the early voting period on Oct. 30. Voters who miss the early voting window will still have an opportunity to weigh in on Election Day, which is Nov. 3.

Most ballots collected so far have been cast in person at early voting stations. The county has also received 26,371 mail-in ballots through Oct. 28—more than double the number of mail-in ballots counted four years ago.

On the last day of early voting Oct. 30, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the county. For a list of locations, visit the county elections website.


Election Day locations will be open Nov. 3 during the same hours. A list of Election Day voting locations is available here.