105,000 Harris County voters cast ballots in-person on third day of early voting

Voters line up outside Juergens Hall Community Center in Cypress on Oct. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Voters line up outside Juergens Hall Community Center in Cypress on Oct. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)

Voters line up outside Juergens Hall Community Center in Cypress on Oct. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated Oct. 15 at 9:05 p.m.

Three days in to early voting leading up to the Nov. 3 general election, nearly 350,000 Harris County residents have voted in person, and another 50,609 mail ballots have been received locally.

According to unofficial numbers released by the county clerk's office Oct. 15, more than 105,000 voters cast ballots in person, and the county received 6,260 mail ballots on the third day of early voting.

Early voting this year will run from Oct. 13-30 ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3—six additional days over the previous presidential election in 2016 when 882,580 county residents cast ballots during the early voting period.


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Updated Oct. 14 at 9:10 p.m.

Following a record-breaking first day of early voting in Harris County ahead of the Nov. 3 general election, the second day brought 114,996 in-person voters and another 3,012 mail ballots received on Oct. 14.


Including both mail ballot receipts and voters who headed to the polls in person, 287,531 ballots have been cast early in total thus far, according to unofficial numbers released by the county clerk's office.

Originally posted Oct. 13 at 9:43 p.m.

More than 128,000 Harris County residents headed to the polls to cast their ballots in person on the first day of early voting, according to unofficial totals released by the county clerk's office Oct. 13. Additionally, 41,337 mail-in ballots were returned on the same day.

The previous countywide record for voter turnout on the first day of early voting was during the last presidential election in November 2016, when 67,471 people voted in person. County officials projected high levels of voter turnout for this election and invested millions in hiring more election workers and establishing drive-thru voting at certain locations.

Safety measures to protect against COVID-19 are also in place—including social distancing at polling locations and personal protective equipment available for those who need it.

Early voting this year will run from Oct. 13-30 ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3—six additional days over the previous presidential election in 2016 when 882,580 county residents cast ballots during the early voting period. Find more election content, including candidate Q&A’s, election results and more at www.communityimpact.com/voter-guide.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.