The first is obvious.
The four early voting sites in Garland County were temporarily closed part of the morning after complaints that Susan Inman, the Democrat running for secretary of state, was not listed on the touchscreen ballot, County Election Commission Chairman Gene Haley said.
The Houston Chronicle reported that almost 2,000 people waited in line early Monday morning at a Houston voting location where U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke came to greet them with a bullhorn. Crawford County had 512 early voters on Monday.
Almost 634,000 people are eligible to cast a ballot in today's municipal election. In Florida, for example, early voting began in many counties on Monday. The other 38 states and the District of Columbia all allow some form of early voting.
The first data available from the county backed up the lines.
Similar surges from the first-day voting in the last midterm elections was also reported in other counties throughout the state, both large and small, according to The Texas Tribune.
But a big early turnout doesn't say what the final numbers will be, and research shows there is something to be said for having voting be a big deal, one-day affair.
With the potential rush on Election Day, or during early voting, Lehman has some tips for new voters. When the primaries' Election Day rolled around, Republicans in the state reasserted their superiority. "That kinda happened this time", SMU political science professor Matthew Wilson told us in March.
In Boston, City Hall will be open for early voting from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. each weekday during the two-week period, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Across North Texas there was a record turnout at the polls on the first day of early voting in the midterm elections.
"There's a lot of things that are indicating that we are moving into an era of much greater voter participation", Dr. Fox said.
Fannin County had 717, only a few less than the 2016 election. More than 56,000 people cast ballots in five days of advance polls.
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