Early voting in Texas ends Friday

Texans wait in long early voting lines to cast ballots ahead of general election

Published On: Nov 02 2012 06:15:02 PM CDT   Updated On: Nov 02 2012 06:34:37 PM CDT
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HOUSTON -

Friday marks the last day of early voting in Texas.

Some voters waited in long lines around Harris County to cast their ballots ahead of Tuesday's general election.

"I thought since it was early voting I'd zip in and zip out. Took me about an hour and a half to get through," said voter Eric Uribe.

Early voting began on Oct. 22.

"Two hours, I'm just thinking about how long the wait is going to be on Nov. 6," said one voter.

Texans were allowed to cast a ballot at any polling place in their county of residence during the early-voting period.

"Definitely worth it. Hope the right person gets the job," said another voter.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, 735,411 registered voters in Harris County had voted early, according to the Harris County Elections Office.

Secretary of State Hope Andrade said Texas has a record number of voters with more than 13.64 million registered to cast ballots. The previous record number of Texans registered to vote was more than 13.57 million during the November 2008 general election.