Texas early voting tracker: Here's turnout in the 2018 midterms so far
Early Voting in Texas Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

More than 689,613 Texans have already voted in the midterm election

In the first day of early voting, 474,938 Texans cast in-person ballots and 214,675 cast mail-in ballots in the 30 counties where most registered voters in the state — 78 percent — live. That turnout equals 34.3 percent of the total votes cast in those counties during the entire two-week early voting period in the last midterm election in 2014. So far this year, 5.6 percent of the 12.3 million registered voters in those 30 counties have voted.


Each day, as more data comes in, the graphs below will be updated to show cumulative in-person and mail-in ballot turnout in these counties. Texas is widely expected to surpass its 2014 voter turnout, and more than half of all those who do vote are expected to cast their ballots early. Some have speculated turnout this year could approach that of the past two presidential elections. Early voting for the 2018 midterms in Texas started Oct. 22 and runs through Nov. 2.

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Harris County

Houston is the largest city in Harris County. There are 3,410,740 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
20182,338,460115,6014.9%
20162,234,678129,0145.8%
20142,062,79261,7353.0%
20122,000,01187,6594.4%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Dallas County

Dallas is the largest city in Dallas County. There are 1,858,255 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
20181,335,31381,7236.1%
20161,287,17180,3016.2%
20141,203,51329,2172.4%
20121,177,46848,8774.2%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Tarrant County

Fort Worth is the largest city in Tarrant County. There are 1,485,667 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
20181,122,59761,4295.5%
20161,077,61865,1566.0%
2014999,68729,3912.9%
2012974,88052,2255.4%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Bexar County

San Antonio is the largest city in Bexar County. There are 1,443,090 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
20181,098,25745,1704.1%
20161,045,36052,7125.0%
2014957,11026,3782.8%
2012918,55237,6164.1%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Travis County

Austin is the largest city in Travis County. There are 905,571 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018775,95047,4056.1%
2016725,04146,0866.4%
2014655,05617,0942.6%
2012632,96220,9353.3%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Collin County

Plano is the largest city in Collin County. There are 761,480 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018579,89342,5117.3%
2016536,91536,7196.8%
2014485,40610,3122.1%
2012458,87221,0354.6%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Denton County

Denton is the largest city in Denton County. There are 629,218 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018497,49024,6955.0%
2016464,82921,9944.7%
2014407,0409,5822.4%
2012386,74216,2304.2%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

El Paso County

El Paso is the largest city in El Paso County. There are 651,514 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018455,99223,4495.1%
2016428,32019,4584.5%
2014403,9794,4571.1%
2012383,7379,4652.5%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Fort Bend County

Sugar Land is the largest city in Fort Bend County. There are 576,228 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018431,83227,1326.3%
2016404,03822,3855.5%
2014363,14710,5402.9%
2012339,69420,0425.9%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Hidalgo County

McAllen is the largest city in Hidalgo County. There are 637,094 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018361,56219,6525.4%
2016338,56323,4586.9%
2014318,7729,9323.1%
2012304,82313,8314.5%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Montgomery County

The Woodlands is the largest city in Montgomery County. There are 443,052 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018333,48820,1586.0%
2016311,88220,4326.6%
2014281,4968,5383.0%
2012264,98015,0215.7%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Williamson County

Round Rock is the largest city in Williamson County. There are 415,349 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018331,98523,4967.1%
2016299,96024,2148.1%
2014271,6127,9072.9%
2012253,44012,4104.9%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Galveston County

League City is the largest city in Galveston County. There are 243,268 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018212,63015,8367.4%
2016208,22815,8557.6%
2014191,9615,8853.1%
2012185,37911,4776.2%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Brazoria County

Pearland is the largest city in Brazoria County. There are 277,007 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018207,44615,0207.2%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Cameron County

Brownsville is the largest city in Cameron County. There are 319,403 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018206,9669,2234.5%
2016197,7268,4014.3%
2014186,5633,8032.0%
2012180,3894,8102.7%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Nueces County

Corpus Christi is the largest city in Nueces County. There are 276,145 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting compared to the same period in previous elections
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018205,17611,4465.6%
2016199,46810,2315.1%
2014190,1795,8823.1%
2012191,9607,3103.8%

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Bell County

Killeen is the largest city in Bell County. There are 263,135 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018195,7608,3584.3%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Lubbock County

Lubbock is the largest city in Lubbock County. There are 225,998 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018175,88112,6617.2%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Jefferson County

Beaumont is the largest city in Jefferson County. There are 199,688 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018148,34410,9017.3%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

McLennan County

Waco is the largest city in McLennan County. There are 186,612 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018139,6999,5506.8%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Smith County

Tyler is the largest city in Smith County. There are 174,917 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018134,7124,9633.7%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Hays County

San Marcos is the largest city in Hays County. There are 162,407 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018134,4039,6617.2%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Webb County

Laredo is the largest city in Webb County. There are 199,685 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018130,7844,1403.2%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Brazos County

College Station is the largest city in Brazos County. There are 170,743 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018114,3775,7535.0%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Ellis County

Waxahachie is the largest city in Ellis County. There are 136,188 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018108,3497,2976.7%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Comal County

New Braunfels is the largest city in Comal County. There are 108,143 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018100,8678,3298.3%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Guadalupe County

Schertz is the largest city in Guadalupe County. There are 124,215 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
2018100,5526,0496.0%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Johnson County

Burleson is the largest city in Johnson County. There are 130,279 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
201897,1575,6755.8%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Parker County

Weatherford is the largest city in Parker County. There are 111,138 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
201891,8586,1406.7%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

Randall County

Amarillo is the largest city in Randall County. There are 101,874 people over 18 in the county.

Turnout as of day one of early voting
YEARREG. VOTERSVOTESPCT.
201887,8276,1907.0%
No historical day-to-day data for this county

Percent of registered voters who already voted

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