1 million people have voted in Harris County, breaking 2016 early-voting record

A sign directs people to an early-voting site in Harris County, Texas, on Oct. 13, 2020. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – The 2020 election is breaking records in early voting in Harris County.

One million people have voted in Harris County as of Friday at 3 p.m., according to the Harris County Clerk.

By Friday, the number of early voters in Harris County surpassed the total number of early voters in 2016, according to the county clerk office. Now, every vote adds to a new early voting record.

This voting milestone reflects the record-breaking turnout the county has experienced this election season.

By the numbers: voter turnout in Harris County

On the first day of early voting, Harris County shattered the record with about 128,000 people voting on October 13. In fact, the record for the highest day turnout during early voting was broken around 4 p.m., when the total passed 105,000 people, which was set in 2016.

The trend continued the following day of early voting. Nearly 100,000 ballots were cast on October 14, which beat the day-two-early-voting record of 73,542 set in 2016.

By the numbers: voter turnout in Texas

Registered voters are allowed to cast their ballot at any polling place during early voting. The appropriate identification is required.

Go to harrisvotes.com to find a polling place, check wait times, view your sample ballot and review identification requirements.

Early voting ends on Oct. 30.


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