AUSTIN, Texas - Voters in Travis County have broken a record!
More than 800,000 voters have registered to vote in Travis County, according to the Travis County Tax Office. Over 93.5% of all eligible voters have registered to vote within Travis County, the highest number of registered voters ever within the county.
“If you are registered to vote, you need to use it, showing local officials that you are committed to exercising your civic duty in every election,” said Bruce Elfant, the county voter registrar and tax assessor-collector. “I am so proud of our volunteer deputy registrars, the tax office staff and Travis County citizens for this achievement, but we’re not done yet...”
The last day to register as a voter in Travis County is Monday, October 7 for the November 5 election where voters will decide on Texas constitutional amendments, city and county referendums and in some areas, candidates to boards. Historically, these elections are lucky to draw 20 percent of the county’s voters even though the ballot measures often have a direct impact on the pocketbooks of county residents, Elfant said.
Early voting begins Monday, October 21.
Travis County residents can vote at any polling place during early voting and on election day.