Oct. 30 is the final day for McKinney voters to cast early ballots

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)

Oct. 30 is the last day for McKinney voters to join the 74,000 people who have voted in person at McKinney polling locations since the beginning of early voting.

There are 10 early voting locations in McKinney; however, Collin County residents can cast ballots at any countywide polling location during early voting and on Election Day, Nov. 3.

Oct. 13 was the busiest day thus far for voting in McKinney, with 7,273 county residents showing up to cast ballots in person.

The John and Judy Gay Library has been the most popular McKinney polling location, with over 1,000 voters showing up each day on average. Webb Elementary has seen the lowest average daily turnout; the polling place has only seen more than 100 voters on half of the days in the early voting period. On the sixth day of early voting, the school only had 21 voters.

Voters can check the estimated wait time at each location by visiting the county website. Polls will also be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day.

As of Oct. 28, Collin County has seen 377,749 registered voters cast ballots in person, and elections officials said that 26,709 mail-in ballots have been received so far. The sum of these ballots represents 62.35% turnout of the 648,670 registered voters in the county this year.

Statewide, roughly 8.5 million ballots had been cast as of Oct. 28. Dallas County ranks second among Texas counties in terms of the most votes cast, and Collin County ranks sixth. Harris County leads the state with 1.3 million votes. Collin County also has the state's second highest turnout percentage among counties so far.

The nonprofit Vote America has released an online tool that tracks ballots as they arrive at elections offices across Texas. This will allow voters to check whether their mail-in ballot has been received.

Community Impact Newspaper will report on the election throughout the early voting period and on Election Day. Follow our continuous coverage at communityimpact.com/vote.

Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.
By Francesca D' Annunzio
Francesca D'Annunzio covers K-12 and higher education, development, planning and zoning, and transportation in Frisco and McKinney. She attended college at the University of Texas at Austin, where she reported for the Daily Texan and interned for the Austin Chronicle. When she's not reporting, she enjoys spending time outdoors and experimenting in the kitchen.