More than 800,000 Harris County residents cast ballots in first 8 days of early voting

Voters wait in line at a Cy-Fair polling location Oct. 16. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Voters wait in line at a Cy-Fair polling location Oct. 16. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

Voters wait in line at a Cy-Fair polling location Oct. 16. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated Oct. 21 at 9:05 a.m.

With 696,981 ballots cast in person and another 104,826 mail-in ballots returned in the first eight days of early voting ahead of the Nov. 3 election, Harris County is on track to surpass previous early voting records soon. According to county data, about 977,000 individuals voted early in the 2016 general election.

"We've provided more voter access than ever before, from tripling the number of Early Voting locations to providing drive-thru voting and 24-hour voting—two firsts in Texas history," Harris County Clerk Chris Collins said in an Oct. 20 statement. "Efforts by some to suppress Texas votes will not be tolerated. Harris County voters are sending that message loud and clear."

Early voting runs from Oct. 13-30. Find more election content, including candidate Q&A’s, election results and more, at communityimpact.com/voter-guide.

Updated Oct. 20 at 9:15 a.m.

As of Oct. 19, a total of 719,840 early votes have been cast in Harris County ahead of the Nov. 3 general election. More than 74,000 county residents cast ballots in person Oct. 19, and another 17,000 mail-in ballots were received, according to unofficial numbers released by the Harris County Clerk’s Office.


Originally posted Oct. 19 at 11:14 a.m.

More than 550,000 Harris County residents cast ballots in person during the first six days of early voting, Oct. 13-18, and 75,500 mail-in ballots were received, according to unofficial numbers released by the Harris County Clerk's Office.

Ballot counts have averaged about 100,000 daily. Twelve days of early voting remain ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.

By comparison, the early voting period for the 2016 general election brought out a total of 882,580 in-person voters; another 94,699 voted by mail. Residents have an additional six days to vote early this year. Early voting runs from Oct. 13-30.

Find more election content, including candidate Q&A’s, election results and more, at communityimpact.com/voter-guide.
By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She became editor of the Cy-Fair edition in March 2020 and continues to cover education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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