Early voting in Harris County breaks record, nearly a million votes expected

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Harris County set an all-time record for early voting Thursday morning, passing the 700,892 mark as polls opened, according to the county clerk.

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The record was previously set during the 2012 November election and is expected to be near the one million voter mark, Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart said.

Another 170,000 to 190,000 votes are expected to be cast Thursday and Friday.

"Incredible turnout for a historic election," said Stanart in a news release. "I expect the total number of early voters for this election, including mail ballots received, will get close to the one million mark by the end of the early voting period."

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The early voting period ends Friday.
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