Travis County voting surges, nearly half a million cast ballots

Students waiting in line to vote on Election Day near the University of Texas at Austin campus (KXAN Photo/ Kate Weidaw)
Students waiting in line to vote on Election Day near the University of Texas at Austin campus (KXAN Photo/ Kate Weidaw)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The number of voters casting ballots in Travis County is surging. As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, over 65,000 voters have hit the polls, according to county clerk data.

In early voting, which ended last Friday, more than 372,188 people went to the polls or sent a mail-in ballot, according to the clerk. There has not been a November election in the past 10 years with so many ballots cast.

All considered, more than 437,000 individuals in Travis County voted by 3 p.m. Tuesday. In the previous presidential election, a total of 391,000 people voted, according to 2012 county clerk records.

On Nov. 4, 2014, a non-presidential election year, 270,005 voters cast a ballot in Travis County.

The Travis County clerk is updating the vote totals periodically here. You can also find a comprehensive overview of Travis County voter and election information here.

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