DATA: More than 15,000 people turn out in first week of early voting in Richardson

Early voting in Dallas County and Collin County for the Nov. 3 election runs Oct. 13-30. (Community Impact staff)
Early voting in Dallas County and Collin County for the Nov. 3 election runs Oct. 13-30. (Community Impact staff)

Early voting in Dallas County and Collin County for the Nov. 3 election runs Oct. 13-30. (Community Impact staff)

More than 15,000 people voted in person in Richardson over the first seven days of early voting.

Residents have the option of voting at one of two polling locations, depending on their county of residence: Dallas County residents can vote at the Civic Center, while Collin County residents can vote at the Richardson Office Complex.

The Civic Center saw an average of 1,677 in-person ballots cast per day between Oct. 13-19. Fewer people cast ballots at the office complex, which averaged about 472 voters per day.


Dallas County has broken records for in-person voting turnout since Oct. 13, according to tweets from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. In the first seven days of early voting, 347,249 residents showed up to vote. As of Oct. 19, 24% of all Dallas County registered voters had already voted, Jenkins said in a tweet.

Over that same seven-day period in Collin County, 223,819 residents cast ballots.

Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet told Community Impact Newspaper that he expects record turnout due to a surge in the number of registered voters this year.

Early voting will continue until Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 3.

Community Impact Newspaper will report on the election throughout the early voting period and on Election Day. Follow our continuous coverage at www.communityimpact.com/vote.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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