As early voting began on Monday, voters in Dallas County turned out in record numbers. As reported by CBS 11 News, as of 6:55, more than 34,000 individuals had cast their ballots. In Tarrant County, the number totaled more than 28,000.
Many have chosen the early voting option to stay clear of the long lines presented on Election Day. This year’s election is anticipated to produce a bigger turnout than in previous years due to the thousands of new voter registration applications turned in this year. Although many are concentrating on casting their vote for president this year, local authorities in Dallas are hoping that individuals will also focus their attention on voting for local officials as well.
Early voting ends October 31. With early voting, participants are able to vote at any precinct within their county. Voters who may not participate in early voting can vote on November 4, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. These individuals are required to vote in the precinct assigned to them after registration.