High voter turnout continues ahead of Nov. 6 election

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After one week of early voting, Denton County residents are voting at about the same rate of the 2016 presidential election, far more than the last mid-term election in 2014.

In eight days of early voting, 145,116 Denton County residents cast ballots for the upcoming Nov. 6 general election, according to data provided by the Denton County Elections Office. That is nearly the same rate of early voter turnout ahead of the 2016 presidential election, when 148,124 Denton County residents voted in the first eight days of early voting.

Voter turnout is known to typically be significantly lower during mid-term elections than presidential elections, but that is clearly not the case this year in Denton County. In the first eight days of early voting ahead of the 2014 general election, only 40,446 people voted in Denton County.

This year, high turnout has held steady each day. The lowest number of votes cast in one day was 8,716 on Sunday, but voting was only open for five hours that day. Other than that, the lowest number of votes cast was 18,112 on Monday, and the highest number was 22,141 on Saturday.

There are more than 505,000 registered voters in Denton County, according to the Denton County Elections Office.

Early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election continues through this Friday, Nov. 2. Find out more information at www.votedenton.com.

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