Early Voting Increasing But Turnout Remains Very Low For Local Elections

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Day two of early voting for municipal elections is in the books in North Texas, and results shouldn’t surprise anyone based on history.

In Dallas County, 15,923 people have cast ballots, which is about 1.23 percent of the nearly 1.3 million registered voters in the county.

In Tarrant County, where residents are electing mayors in Fort Worth and Arlington, 9,007 voters have already cast ballots, which is .81 percent of the more than 1.1 million people registered to vote.

While turnout remains low this year, it’s still higher for municipal elections in Dallas County than in years past.

For example, there were 6,964 people who cast ballots in person on the first day of early voting this year.

That’s more than double the number of people than In 2015, the last year there was a Dallas mayoral election when 3,270 voted during the first day.


Original published: 2019-04-23 21:32:55 Read the full Dallas News here

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