Galveston County continues to see strong early voter turnout

Galveston County is seeing strong early voter turnout. (Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Galveston County is seeing strong early voter turnout. (Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Galveston County is seeing strong early voter turnout. (Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Galveston County saw 57,546 voters turn out in person during the first week of early voting, which began Oct. 13. The county also received 9,055 mail-in ballots at the same time, according to county officials.

The county has 230,145 registered voters, meaning nearly 29% of voters have voted during the first week of early voting. In 2016, the county had 208,232 registered voters, according to the Texas Secretary of State.

During the 2016 election, 99,979 people voted early in Galveston County, not even double the amount of early voters the county has seen in one week this election. In 2016, 48% of registered voters voted early.


Early voting goes through Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 3.

Readers can find a list of those on the ballot in Galveston County here.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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