Overall early voting turnout in Collin County down from 2016 primary

Collin County saw a decrease in early voters in the March 3 primary. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin County saw a decrease in early voters in the March 3 primary. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Collin County saw a decrease in early voters in the March 3 primary. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than 82,000 Collin County residents voted early in the March 3 primary, with 40,664 Democrat ballots and 41,465 Republican ballots cast between Feb. 18-28.

Total early voter turnout was down by 2%, from 15.48% in the March 2016 primary to 13.47% in the March 2020 primary.

While overall turnout was down, Collin County saw a surge in the number of residents who voted early in the Democratic primary. According to data posted by the Texas Secretary of State's office, early ballots cast in the Democratic primary totaled 40,664, an 130% increase from the 17,662 ballots cast in 2016. Republican ballots totaled 41,465, a roughly 30% decrease from the 59,739 ballots cast in 2016.


To see a full list of Collin County results, visit Community Impact Newspaper's Texas 2020 primary coverage.
By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


MOST RECENT

Sign.
Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. making progress on Richardson location

GAPCo offers made-from-scratch pizzas with a thin, crispy crust and homemade sauce.

Meeting.
Richardson ISD board approves minimum 2% employee raises as part of 2021-22 budget

The general fund also includes a $1,500 retention stipend for certain full-time, returning employees who meet requirements outlined in the budget.

Halfway through 2021, Richardson is slowly recovering from a pandemic-driven dip in sales tax revenue seen in 2020. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Richardson sales tax collections increase by 30% in June, part of an upward trend

So far this year, Richardson has collected $22.6 million in sales tax, which is up from the $21.3 million recorded at the same time last year, according to data from the state comptroller.

Texas Central has signed a $16 billion contract with Webuild to lead the civil construction team that will build the train. (Rendering courtesy Texas Central)
Texas Central signs $16B construction contract for high-speed rail project

Texas Central could be one step closer to starting construction.

Building.
Richardson ISD board approves construction plan for 107-year-old administration building

The Richardson ISD board of trustees approved a guaranteed maximum price of just under $1.4 million for planned renovations of the district’s administration building during its June 7 meeting.

Food.
Reverie Bakeshop moving to new location in Richardson

The bakery offers a variety of vegan cakes and pastries as well as gluten-free options and more.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a call for Texans to conserve energy June 14. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy with generation outages 2.5 times higher than normal

"This is unusual for this early in the summer season," said Woody Rickerson, ERCOT vice president of grid planning and operations, in a news release.

Dutch Bros Coffee expects to open later this year in Richardson. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Richardson; Plano parks earn high marks and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Dutch Bros Coffee expects to open this summer in Plano. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Plano; The Pop Parlour opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Two coffee drinks.
Dutch Bros Coffee to continue North Texas expansion with Richardson location

A special permit to allow the coffee shop near the southwest corner of West Arapaho Road and West Shore Drive was approved by Richardson City Council in March.