Texas Early Voting Ends Today

Steven Pickering
February 28, 2020 - 7:17 am

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Friday is the last day for early voting ahead of the party primary elections in Texas on Tuesday, March 3rd.

Democrats are choosing their Presidential nominee and their candidate for U-S Senate. There are several open Congressional races across Texas where the incumbent is not running for re-election, which means both Democrats and Republicans are choosing the candidates will be on the ballot in November.

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In Collin County, Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet expects early voting turnout to be higher than turnout on March 3rd. "In the last Presidential election, the November general election (in 2016), 83-percent of our voters...voted early," he said. "In the mid-term elections in November two years ago we voted 81 percent of our vote early."

He expects those figures to be down slightly during the primaries, but still well above 50 percent of the total turnout. "Primaries, you tend to drop that down to about 60 percent, sometimes 55 to 65 percent of your overall vote  is going to be early vote in the primary," he said. Collin County generally has one of the highest early voter turnout percentages in the state.

Dallas County, Tarrant County and Collin County are all using vote centers during this election. That means voters can cast their ballots at any location in their county, not just a the polling place in their neighborhood. Most polling places should be open between 7:00am and 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 3rd.

You can learn more about the party primaries by downloading this week's KRLD In Depth podcast (below).