AUSTIN (KXAN) — After the completion of 12 days of early voting in the Nov. 2 election, less than 12 percent of registered Travis County voters have cast their ballot.
Daily figures released by the Travis County Clerk show 100,632 ballots were cast early, out of 849,679 registered voters. That’s a turnout of 11.84 percent.
Turnout in off-year elections is typically lower. In 2019, 15 percent of registered Travis County voters actually voted, compared to 71 percent in the 2020 presidential election. Turnout in the May 2021 election was around 22.5 percent, bolstered by the City of Austin’s homeless camping ban measure on the ballot.
According to data from the Travis County Clerk, Ben Hur Shrine Center was the most popular place to cast a ballot early this election cycle, with more than 12,300 voters showing up there.