AUSTIN (KXAN) — With exactly one week left until Election Day, two counties in central Texas already surpassed the total number of votes cast during the last presidential election.
Hays and Williamson Counties became the first two counties in the country to reach this milestone. About 75,000 people voted in Hays County so far this election, while more than 215,000 voters cast ballots in Williamson County.
In a video lasting less than five minutes, Will DuPree breaks down those numbers as well as discusses these other stories in the latest KXAN Live News Notes:
- The Austin Independent School District is preparing to rapidly test students and staff members for COVID-19.
- More than 10% of all coronavirus cases in Texas are considered active.
- Justice Amy Coney Barrett will take another oath Tuesday after being sworn in Monday night to the Supreme Court.
- Austin Water reported that it created a process to treat zebra mussels in the local water supply.