After early voting, 57.3% of registered voters in Texas have cast ballots, just shy of the total turnout of 59.4% in 2016.
Experts are predicting that as many as 12 million people could vote in Texas this year.
A federal judge had ordered the state to give voters a chance to resolve signature questions in time for their ballots to be counted. Now that won’t happen unless counties do it voluntarily.
A Bexar County district judge has ruled that the county’s elections department must open 18 additional Election Day voting locations and post all polling sites on its website.
The final number heading into the Nov. 3 election represents 1.9 million more registered voters than Texas had for the 2016 presidential contest.
As early voting starts today amid the coronavirus pandemic, you may find yourself considering various options to stay safe while casting your ballot.
Bexar County voters can register to vote by Oct. 5 by turning in registration forms in-person, by mail or online.
Political people in high places are sowing doubt about voting and elections, making our 200-year-old system seem fraught with problems and even crime. Vote anyway.
The limited move, ordered by a federal judge, marks the first time Texans have been able to register to vote online.
“Some of the biggest private-sector companies in Texas adapted quickly to customer service during the pandemic. Unfortunately, they’re not in charge of voting.”