Updated: Nearly 200,000 Fort Bend County residents voted early by the time polls closed Nov. 2

Updated 11:18 a.m. Nov. 2

A total of 199,220 Fort Bend County residents had cast ballots either in-person or by mail by the time the polls closed Friday evening, according to the county elections office. Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert said early voters should expect the first and last days of early voting to be the busiest.

“There’s a lot of people trying to vote out there,” Hebert said during an Oct. 23 Commissioners Court meeting. “Historically, we always get our largest turnout on the first two days of early voting and on the last day of early voting.”

Over 23,000 residents got out to vote on the last day of early voting, Nov. 2, generating the largest turnout so far this election season. In Fort Bend County, 427,757 residents were registered to vote as of Oct. 1.

During the primary elections in March, about 67,000 registered voters turned up to the polls to vote. Over 413,000 residents were registered to vote at that time. Over 200,000 voters cast ballots during the 2016 Presidential election.

Fort Bend County voters may cast their ballot at any vote center location on Election Day, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and must show proper identification, according to the county’s elections website.

Here is a list of vote centers in Sugar Land, Missouri City and Katy:



Additional reporting by Jen Para. 
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


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