2018 early voting, mail-in turnout outpaces 2014 midterms in largest Texas counties

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Early voting totals for the seven Texas counties with the highest numbers of registered voters reached turnout rates more comparable to the 2016 presidential election than the 2014 midterms.

Collin County led the six other counties in early voting turnout this year, with 49.4 percent of registered voters casting a ballot either in person or by mail.

In some instances, counties saw more voters on individual early voting days than the 2016 elections. Such was the case for Harris County on day six of early voting, which saw more than 88,000 voters this year and roughly 76,000 in 2016.

See the combined 2018 early voting and mail-in ballot totals below:

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  1. Sheila Swenholt

    As a librarian at Collin College, I would be interested to know if there will be more detailed facts after the election results are in? For example, how many voters cast a straight-ticket ballot as opposed to elections in 2014 & 2016? How many straight ticket voters voted Democrat and how many Republican? Did third-party candidates see a drop or gain this election cycle? I would very much like to see a break down of the statistics. I think it would be very helpful for students at our college and for other interested parties.

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Gavin Pugh
Gavin got his chops as a reporter when he was editor-in-chief of the Baylor Lariat. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Baylor University and has since come on board as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition. His beat includes transportation, Plano ISD and municipal government.
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