Harris County’s early-voting turnout up 23% over same time frame in 2016 general election

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at Juergen's Hall Community Center in Cy-Fair. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at Juergen's Hall Community Center in Cy-Fair. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at Juergen's Hall Community Center in Cy-Fair. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than 759,000 in-person voters and nearly 115,000 mail voters cast their ballots in Harris County during the first nine days of early voting ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.

The previous early-voting turnout record locally was during the 2016 general election, when the first nine days of early voting brought out 626,000 in-person voters and about 86,500 mail ballots were returned.


This year, Harris County residents have six additional days of early voting—through Oct. 30—and additional options such as drive-thru voting and 24-hour voting at some polling locations.

After the first week of early voting, the five county polling sites with the highest voter turnout were the Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center in Cypress, the Metropolitan Multiservice Center in Houston, the Kingwood Community Center, the Jersey Village Municipal Government Center and Lake Houston Church of Christ. These sites have averaged 1,700 in-person voters daily thus far.


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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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