AUSTIN (KXAN) — With early voting underway, KXAN is keeping track of how many Texans have voted in the Nov. 7 constitutional amendment election.
Every voter who shows up to the polls in Texas will get to vote on 14 proposed amendments to the state constitution, from lowering property taxes to increasing the mandatory retirement age for state judges and justices.
In addition, several local cities, counties and school districts will appear on the ballot.
Early voting runs from Oct. 23 through Nov. 3. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Turnout is typically much lower in off-year elections than in presidential or midterm elections. For example, 67% of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential election, compared to 46% in the 2022 gubernatorial election. A constitutional amendment election in November 2021 saw turnout of just 8.75%.
There are more than 17.7 million people registered to vote in Texas. After early voting, just over 1.25 million ballots have been cast, for a statewide turnout of 7.05%.
The maps below shows turnout in each of the state’s 254 counties, based on data from the Secretary of State’s office. Hover over a county (or tap if using a mobile device) to see the data. You can also search for a specific county in the top left of the map.
Harris County has reported the highest number of votes, with just under 240,000. The county’s turnout has been bolstered by a mayoral race in Houston. Four other counties have reported more than 60,000 votes: Travis, Bexar, Tarrant and Dallas.
Two counties have surpassed 20% turnout so far: Kinney County, west of San Antonio, and Llano County, northwest of Austin.
Turnout is slightly higher than the November 2021 constitutional amendment election. After early voting, turnout is at 7.05%, compared to 3.84% at the same time in 2021.
Across the 15-county KXAN viewing area, there are 1,489,406 registered voters. More than half of those are in Travis County, while Williamson County accounts for about a quarter of all registered voters locally. About 12% of registered voters in the area live in Hays County.
The chart below shows turnout across the region.
Turnout locally is highest in Llano County, at 20.72%, and lowest in Bastrop County, at 7.55%.