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Mon Oct 24, 2016, 07:14 PM

Record voter turnout in Harris County (Houston)

HOUSTON - Early voting polls opened in Harris County at 8 a.m. Monday.

Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart tells KHOU 11 News that the number of voters turning up is already breaking records.

As of noon 6,000 people were voting per hour in Harris County, according to Stanart. This is the highest in county history.


http://www.khou.com/news/politics/harris-county-early-voting-numbers-already-breaking-records/340792543

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Response to SusanCalvin (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 07:17 PM

1. This is great news

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Response to SusanCalvin (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 07:24 PM

2. Let the #bluewave build!

Out with Donald and the Party of NO.

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Mon Oct 24, 2016, 07:58 PM

3. #Bust_the_Wall nt

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Response to SusanCalvin (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 09:10 PM

4. Harris County breaks record for first day of early voting

Wow http://www.chron.com/houston/article/Early-voting-begins-with-long-lines-in-Harris-10160541.php#photo-11605624

After more than 18 months of intensive election coverage, early voting kicked off in Harris County on Monday with long lines at some polling locations.

As polls closed at 6 p.m., more than 63,000 people had turned out for the first day of early voting, shattering the previous record of 47,093 set on day one of early voting in 2012.

In the first 2.5 hours of early voting, the Harris County Clerk's office said 15,205 ballots were cast--one third of the total cast all day on the first day of early voting in 2012, about 47,000.

By the afternoon, the county was averaging 6,000 voters per hour, and the clerk's office projected a record-breaking 60,000 votes by the time polls close.

When the clock struck 8 a.m. Monday, opening time for early voting, a line stretched out the door and across the patio at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center on West Gray, typically among the county's most popular polling spots.

James Tan, a 62-year-old teacher's aide, had just dropped his children off at Carnegie Vanguard High School a few blocks away, then drove to the early voting spot he's patronized for the last 15 years, but was surprised to find the parking lot full. He had to park across the street, then wait in a line longer than he said he's ever seen at the center of West Gray.

My son tried to vote at West Gray but there was no parking and so he went at lunch to one of the near downtown locations

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Response to SusanCalvin (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:41 PM

5. Fort Bend sets a record

From the Fort Bend election Administator

Unofficially, we had 18,182 voters cast ballots on the first day of Early Voting. This tops the previous high for a first day set in November 2012 . That year 13,264 turned out on the first day of the EV period.

John Oldham
Elections Administrator
4520 Reading Road
Rosenberg, TX 77471
(281) 341-8670
281-341-4418_fax

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Response to SusanCalvin (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 08:31 AM

6. From my twitter feed

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