DATA: More than 30,000 people have turned out to vote at polls in Richardson

Roughly 8.5 million ballots have been cast statewide since the start of early voting. (Community Impact staff)
Roughly 8.5 million ballots have been cast statewide since the start of early voting. (Community Impact staff)

Roughly 8.5 million ballots have been cast statewide since the start of early voting. (Community Impact staff)

Nearly 31,000 people have voted in person in Richardson since the start 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 has seen an average of 1,569 in-person ballots cast per day since Oct. 13. Fewer people have voted at the office complex, which has averaged about 365 voters per day.

Dallas County has seen record-high turnout so far this election, partly due to the fact that early voting in Texas was extended by nearly a week. As of Oct. 28, 635,689 residents had voted in person, compared to the 405,501 people who had voted in person at that same point in the 2016 election, according to data from the Texas Secretary of State.

Nearly 65,000 mail-in ballots have also been received, putting the total number of votes in Dallas County as of Oct. 28 at 700,281, according to the secretary of state. This total represents about 50% of the nearly 1.4 million registered voters countywide, according to the state.

As of Oct. 28, 404,458 residents had voted either by mail or in person in Collin County, which is roughly 62% of 648,670 registered voters, according to the state.


Statewide, roughly 8.5 million ballots had been cast as of Oct. 28. Dallas County ranks No. 2 in terms of the most votes cast, and Collin County ranks No. 6. 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.

Oct. 30 is the final day for early voting. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on the Dallas County version of the Richardson ballot, visit this link. For the Collin County version, visit this link. 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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