Texas early voting numbers double

Early voting for the Texas the midterms began on Oct. 22 and the turnout has already surpassed totals from previous years

During the last midterm elections in 2014, only about 28 percent of Texans went to the polls for early voting. This year, over 2.9 million Texans have voted early. This is nearly double the state’s previous attendance. This high turnout has caused other states to observe the current Texas elections, due to the low amounts of voters in the previous years.

In Denton County, the numbers from the first day of early voting exceeded those from the 2016 presidential election. Denton County Elections announced that a total of 19,045 voters showed up at the polls on for the first day. This is a large increase from the 16,955 early voters from 2016. Despite the already numerous amounts of votes, these numbers are expected to rise until the final day to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6.