Over half of Washington County’s registered voters made their way to the ballot box this month to vote early for November’s general election.
County Clerk Beth Rothermel said after Friday ended with 662 voters casting ballots, the total through 18 days of early voting was 12,909. That amounts to 53.8 percent of the county’s total of 23,986 registered voters as of October 19th.
2016’s presidential election had an even 15,000 ballots cast in total, with 10,572 of those being early votes. There were 22,884 registered voters in 2016, meaning the early voting turnout was about 46.1 percent, with total voting turnout reaching 65.5 percent.
Early voting has now concluded, with one more day of voting remaining: Election Day on Tuesday.
Those who have not yet voted will need to cast their ballots at one of 15 designated polling places located throughout the county. Voters can check their voter registration card to determine their proper polling location. For a list of polling locations, visit www.co.washington.tx.us.
Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.