Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Ft. Bend counties report fewer polling locations

By Joel Eisenbaum - Investigative Reporter

HOUSTON - Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart, said Monday that while there are fewer election day polling locations than in the last presidential elections, there are more voting machines at each location.

"The county did a redistricting last year so we 'combo'd up' the precincts differently. This is the most efficient way to take care of most voters," Stanart said.

There are 765 polling places in place in Harris County for Election Day.

Stanart said there were close to 785 polling places in 2012.

Some other Texas counties are also reporting fewer polling locations, this election cycle, which could produce record turnout.

Some counties now use voting centers that combine precincts.

Galveston, Brazoria and Ft. Bend counties also reported fewer voting locations.

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