Texas hits nearly 17 million registered voters for November election

by The Texas TribuneOctober 17, 2020
Voters waited in line Wednesday at a polling site at Bee Cave City Hall.
Voters waited in line Wednesday at a polling site at Bee Cave City Hall. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune

Texas has reached almost 17 million registered voters for the November election, according to the secretary of state's office.

The office said Friday evening that its final registration total for the Nov. 3 election is 16,955,519. That represents 1.9 million more voters than Texas had for the 2016 presidential election.

The deadline to register to vote was Oct. 5, and election officials have spent the time since then processing applications. On Monday, the day before early voting started, the secretary of state's office said the registration total was 16,901,784.

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The precise increase from the 2016 election is 1,854,432. Of that increase, 1.2 million came after the 2018 midterm election.

This article is republished with permission from The Texas Tribune. Read the original post here.

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