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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