Fort Bend County averages more than 21,000 in-person voters daily during first week of early voting

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A comparison of voter turnout in Harris County. More than 100,300 votes have been cast so far in Harris County, shattering the record for the highest turnout during early voting ever.

Fort Bend County saw 128,619 voters cast ballots in person during the first week of early voting for the Nov. 3 general election, according to data from the county's elections administrator.

As of 9:49 p.m. Oct. 19, the county has also received 12,622 mail-in ballots, county records show.

The county has 476,910 registered voters, which means that close to 30% of eligible voters have done so during the first six days of voting.

After seeing approximately 13,000 in-person voters on the first day of early voting Oct. 13, Fort Bend County has had more than 20,000 people cast ballots each subsequent day. So far, a high of 25,771 votes were cast Oct. 16. Polls were closed Oct. 18.

For comparison, ahead of the last presidential election in 2016, Fort Bend County had a total of 201,655 voters, representing 49.91% of registered voters, cast ballots in person during the two-week early voting period, according to data from the Texas Secretary of State's Office.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, early voting was extended by nearly a week in Texas. Early voting for the Nov. 3 election runs Oct. 13-30.

For more information, including voting locations, who is on the ballot and Q&A's with the candidates, visit: 2020 Voter Guide.

This article comes from our ABC13 partners at Community Impact Newspapers.

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