25% of Travis Co. registered voters have cast ballots this week

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Travis County Clerk said Friday evening that 25 percent of registered voters in the county have already voted.

That’s more than 187,000 casting their ballot with more than a week to go before Election Day, Nov. 8. Monday saw a record-breaking first day of early voting with 47,019 ballots tallied. With seven days remaining of early voting, which ends Friday, Nov. 4, the record-breaking numbers are expected to climb even higher.

The polling location with the most ballots cast is the Ben Hur Shrine Temple on West Anderson Lane, with 13,025 votes so far this week. The polling location with the smallest number of votes: the Dove Springs Recreation Center, with just 818 votes submitted this week. Dozens of mobile voting locations have had anywhere from 26 to 827 votes cast.

On Monday alone, 35,066 people turned out to vote early in person and another 11,020 mail ballots were received, for a grand total of 46,086. That’s compared to 2012’s first day total of 20,942.

We answered voters questions on what seems to be the three most confusing things about voting. We answer: Do you need an ID? Can you vote anywhere? Will a straight ticket count toward your presidential vote? For those answers, read KXAN’s Arezow Doost’s story here. 

If you have a question not covered in our top three, you can call the Travis County Elections call center at 512-854 4996. For more information on the call center, read our story here. 

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