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Travis County early voting continues to be strong
Monday, October 19, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano
Travis County residents have proven they are eager to vote, with 27.36 percent of registered voters in the county casting ballots this week. To break that down, 198,110 people cast ballots in person this week and 35,696 voted by mail (210 limited ballots were also cast). Putting those numbers into perspective, Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant recapped Sunday’s turnout on Facebook, writing, “15,078 votes were cast today including 699 mail ballots which is slightly lower than an average for Sunday voting with limited hours. With just 6 of 18 (early voting) days under our belts, we are on track to surpass the record 51% of registered voters who voted early in 2016 and tomorrow we will exceed the total number of early votes cast in 2012.” Early voting will continue through Oct. 30, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Voting mega-centers will be open until 9 p.m. from Oct. 28-30. Election Day is Nov. 3. Voting locations and wait times can be found on the Travis County Clerk’s site.
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