Voter turnout in Collin County surpasses 250,000 cast ballots

Early voting runs Oct. 22-Nov. 2.

Early voting runs Oct. 22-Nov. 2.

Updated Nov. 2 at 12:10 p.m.

After polls closed Thursday, Collin County reported it has received a combined total of 254,362 ballots over the early voting period—approximately 44 percent of registered voters.

Friday is the last day to vote early, and Election Day on Tuesday will be the final day of voting.

See Community Impact Newspaper’s ongoing coverage of early voting turnout numbers in the chart below:



Updated Nov. 1 at 12:10 p.m.

After polls closed Wednesday, Collin County reported it received a combined total of 234,992 ballots—approximately 40 percent of registered voters.

The last day of early voting is Friday, and Election Day on Tuesday will be the final day of voting.
Updated Oct. 31 at 12:20 p.m.

Approximately 38 percent of registered voters in Collin County had either cast in-person ballots or submitted mail-in ballots after the close of the ninth day of early voting Tuesday.

The county reported Wednesday morning it has received over 220,000 ballots.

Updated Oct. 30 at 10:19 a.m.

Over 34 percent of registered voters in Collin County had either cast in-person ballots or submitted mail-in ballots after the close of the eighth day of early voting Monday.

The county reported Tuesday morning it has received over 200,000 ballots.

Updated Oct. 29 at 1:19 p.m.

With five days left of early voting, nearly 30 percent of registered voters have already cast in-person ballots in Collin County.

Additionally, the county reported it has counted 10,700 absentee ballots, bringing the combined county turnout to approximately 31 percent of registered voters.

Updated Oct. 26 at 10:19 a.m.

The fourth day of early voting in Collin County saw fewer residents cast ballots at the polls than previous early voting days with 21,790 Collin County residents. This brings the total voter turnout so far in Collin County to 108,838 in-person ballots.

Thursday’s voter turnout is more than three times higher than in-person votes cast on the fourth day of early voting during the 2014 election, according to county data.

Early voting runs through Nov. 2., and Election Day is Nov. 6.

Updated Oct. 25 at 10:02 a.m.

Over 22,000 Collin County residents cast ballots at the polls on the third day of early voting. The voting totals for the day dropped slightly from the first and second days of early voting, which saw 33,350 voters and 31,309 voters, respectively.

Still, Wednesday’s voter turnout is over three times higher than the number of in-person voters on the third day of early voting in the 2014 midterm elections, according to data provided by the county.

Early voting will run through Nov. 2., and Election Day is Nov. 6.

Updated Oct. 24 at 10:04 a.m.

More than 31,000 Collin County residents had cast in-person ballots Oct. 23 during the second day of early voting, bringing the total number of early in-person voters to 64,659 people.

During the first two days of early voting for the 2014 midterm election, 13,936 voters had cast in-person ballots in Collin County, according to the Texas Secretary of State and Collin County.

Early voting began Monday, Oct. 22 and runs until Nov. 2.

A list of candidates to appear on the 2018 ballot by city can be found below:

Originally posted Oct. 23 at 1:36 p.m.

More than five times as many voters in Collin County cast an in-person vote during the first day of early voting in this year's midterm election as compared to the 2014 midterm election. 

At the close of the first day of early voting, 42,511 Collin County residents had cast ballots with 33,350 in person ballots and 9,161 absentee ballots submitted by mail. During the first day of early voting in 2014, 6,636 Collin County residents cast in-person ballots, according to the county.

In November 2014 more than 106,000 Collin County residents cast a ballot during early voting. In 2016, the presidential election year, more than 305,600 ballots were cast in Collin County during early voting. 

Early voting began Monday, Oct. 22 and runs until Nov. 2.

The following map shows early voting locations in Collin County and includes the number of ballots cast at each location. The John and Judy Gay Library, 6861 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, received the highest number of early votes with 2,419 ballots cast.

More information about the Nov. 6 election, including candidate platforms and voter ID requirements, can be found in Community Impact Newspaper's interactive voter guide.

By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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