Travis County surpasses 2016 vote turnout during early voting

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October 28, 2020 - 12:59 pm
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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- More ballots have been cast for the November 3 election in Travis County than the total number cast for the 2016 general election, officials said Wednesday.

Officials with the Travis County Clerk's office said a total of 486,206 ballots have been cast so far during early voting, including mail-in ballots that have been returned to county officials - representing nearly 57% of the county's 855,175 registered voters.

A total of 477,588 ballots were cast for the November 2016 election.

Hays County surpassed its 2016 turnout this past weekend, with more than 73,000 ballots cast. Williamson County also surpassed its 2016 turnout Monday night, with more than 211,000 ballots cast.

Early voting across the state continues through Friday. Most Travis County polling locations are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., while five "mega center" locations will remain open until 9 p.m. for the next three nights. Polls will also be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and anyone in line by the time polls close will be able to cast their ballot.

You can find early voting polling locations and estimated wait times, as well as a list of Election Day polling locations at www.VoteTravis.com. For other area counties, visit www.Vote411.org.

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