LIVE UPDATES: Low turnout at the polls on Election Day in Denton County

Lines were practically nonexistent at several polling sites across Denton County on Election Day. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lines were practically nonexistent at several polling sites across Denton County on Election Day. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lines were practically nonexistent at several polling sites across Denton County on Election Day. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Nonexistent lines are defining Election Day in parts of Denton County, as the majority of voters have already cast their ballot in person or by mail during early voting.

With record numbers of voters turning out during early voting across Denton County, voters who have waited until Nov. 3 to cast their ballot are seeing short to no wait times.

Polls workers and volunteers also said Denton County's process that requires voters to go to their assigned precinct on Election Day has caused many people to go to the wrong voting location. Denton voters must cast a ballot at their assigned precinct, which is based on their address. Voters can look up their precinct on the Denton County election page.

During the three scheduled weeks of early voting, 353,127 ballots were cast in person and 27,721 were sent in by mail in Denton County. Out of the 565,089 registered voters in Denton County, over 67% voted during early voting, according to the Texas Secretary of State's Office.



Polls are open until 7 p.m. Anyone in line before 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4 if they were sent from inside the U.S. or by Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S. People may also return their mail-in ballots in person on Tuesday at the main elections office in Denton.

Denton County residents who use a mail-in ballot option can track mail-in ballots using an online tool provided by nonprofit organization Vote America. Voters using the tool can check whether their mail-in ballot has been received by the county elections office.

Community Impact Newspaper will post election stories throughout the day Nov. 3 and will start posting results after polls close at 7 p.m. Follow coverage at communityimpact.com/vote.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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