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El Paso Number Of Early Voters Reaches a Record High

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El Paso has had one of the highest early voting turnouts in its history. In the first four days of its early voting 66,000 people have voted. This amount of voters came in after nine days of early voting in the 2012 election 4 years ago. This calls for an 81 percent increase from the numbers at the 2012 election.

In comparison to 2008 and 2012 elections, Monday and Tuesday saw the highest numbers in the record for first and second days in regards to early voting. On Monday, 19, 0000 El Pasoans came out to vote and on Tuesday another 16,000 cast their votes, these numbers have doubled since 4 years ago when the last election was held.

Previously, the 2008 election held the record for the highest number of votes on the second day of early voting with 9,500 votes. In 2012, there were 9,300 votes on the second day. On Wednesday, which was the third day of early elections, 15,000 votes were cast. In 2008 and 2012, fewer than 9,000 ballots were cast on the third day of early voting. About 5,423 mail ballots have been returned which is more than any El Paso Election.

Voters Seem to Love Early Voting This Year

El Paso among the other 15 counties in Texas has increased in its voting numbers. Four years ago, El Paso came in last but is now bumped up to number 11 out of the 15 counties. Twenty seven percent of voters in the first three days are people who did not vote in 2012. These voters have said to be 55% women with an average age of 48 years old. This is compared to voters with an average age of 61 in the 2012 election. It’s clear that young people are driving this high voter turnout for early voting.

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  1. Fox

    This goes a long way to tell you that Hilary has the support of so many women. It has never been easy for a woman and so we owe her the duty of coming out en mass to show support. Well, irrespective of who gets the highest number of votes, we simply need progressive development.

  2. Kelli Clark

    Wow it’s been such a huge change. There are 4 times as many early voters than there was in the previous elections. Maybe this speaks to the urgency of this election seeing that it has been so controversial and so important. The fact that 55 percent of the voters are said to women’s may be due to having the first woman candidate running.

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