Travis, Williamson counties shatter records for first day of early voting

FILE - Voting sign (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Voting sign (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Williamson County and Travis County are shattering the previous turnout record for the first day of early voting.

As of 6:15 p.m., more than 17,000 Williamson County voters cast ballots, according to Chris Davis, elections administrator for Williamson County. That’s compared to around 9,300 on the first day in 2012.

Davis says the busiest voting sites are the Randall’s in Cedar Park and the Brushy Creek Community Center.  He expects some sites will have to stay open past 7 p.m. If someone is in line before 7 p.m., they’ll be allowed to vote. Williamson County Elections will post turnout updates daily on Twitter.

In Travis County, 35,066 people turned out to vote early in person and another 11,020 mail ballots were received, for a grand total of 46,086. That’s compared to 2012’s first day total of 20,942. That figure was more than doubled on Monday.

In Hays County, 4,726 people voted on the first day of early voting, In 2012, a total of 3,556 people voted early in Hays County. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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