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Early voting gets Travis County halfway there

Monday, November 7, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

Friday did not disappoint. The last day of early voting for the Nov. 8 election brought 39,232 Travis County residents to early voting locations, even more than on the record-breaking first day of early voting, Oct. 24. All in all, counting early, limited, mail-in and mobile voting ballots, 43,553 people cast their ballots on Friday, bringing the total number for the entire 12-day voting spree to 372,188 people. That number constitutes a record-breaking 51.07 percent of the county’s registered voters. The civic enthusiasm (or panic) was not limited to Travis County. Voters broke records all over the state, from El Paso to Dallas to Houston. For those traditionalists who held out for the real deal – just under half of Travis County’s voters – Election Day awaits. The county clerk’s website provides helpful info here.

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