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Texas-Sized Early Voting Turnout

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Welcome KTRH morning news listeners in Houston! Even up here in the Big Apple we say everything is bigger in Texas. Well, perhaps not the skyscrapers. And yet, when it comes to early voting that certainly is true.

Moreover, in 2004 over 2.4 million Texans or nearly 30% of voting eligible population voted early. So far in 2008, over 2 million Texans have voted early, quickly approaching 25% of the vote eligible population – and there are still 2 days of early voting left. By all accounts, Texas’ 2004 record early voting turnout will be shattered this year. Look here at Galveston County turnout numbers and Lubbock turnout, for example.

At the end of the day, the droves of early voters mean one thing to us at Why Tuesday? — that voters want the way they vote and the day they vote to be convenient. In Texas, early voting continues through Friday, October 31st, 2008.

For the answer to why we vote on Tuesday, click here.

And if you own a video camera, take participation one step further while casting your ballot and video YOUR vote! Upload to the YouTube’s Video Your Vote project in order to help your local media outlets, local election administrators, and local elected officials stay on their toes regarding Election Day mishaps.

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