Nearly 56,000 Fort Bend County voters cast in-person ballots in first three days of early voting

Early voting in Fort Bend County for the Nov. 3 election runs Oct. 13-30. (Community Impact staff)
Early voting in Fort Bend County for the Nov. 3 election runs Oct. 13-30. (Community Impact staff)

Early voting in Fort Bend County for the Nov. 3 election runs Oct. 13-30. (Community Impact staff)

Three days into early voting for the Nov. 3 general election, 55,999 Fort Bend County voters have cast ballots in person at the polls, and another 9,160 mail ballots have been received.

The chart below shows daily early voter turnout at Fort Bend County polling locations so far.

An Oct. 15 press release from the office of Fort Bend County Judge KP George said the 20,384 votes cast during the second day of early voting is approximately 2,000 more than were cast on the same day in the 2018 and 2016 election cycles.

"We are seeing enormous enthusiasm to participate in this election, and Fort Bend has been no exception," George said in the release. "I have personally been visiting polling sites in order to resolve issues on the ground, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of extended hours at poling sites to make their voices heard."

The county extended early voting hours to 7 p.m. through Oct. 17 following an error that caused long lines and delays at many voting locations on the first day of early voting.

Early voting runs from Oct. 13-30, and Election Day is Nov. 3.


For more information on Fort Bend County elections, including voting locations, who is on the ballot and Q&As with the candidates, visit:
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.



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