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Harris County shatters records for first day of early voting

Harris County shatters records for first day of early voting

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Harris County voters turned out in record numbers.  Photo courtesy of ABC13

Residents of Harris County made one thing clear on the first day of early voting: They want to make sure their voices are heard.

More than 63,000 people voted in person on Monday, October 22, smashing the 2010 record by more than 35,000 votes. The exact total was 63,188.

Local celebrities such as Bun B have been organizing voting drives. As such, lines wrapped around the building at polling locations in several parts of town. The total of mail-in ballots returned reached 52,413. Combined with the in-person votes, that's more than 115,000 votes.

If you haven't made it to the polls yet, early voting continues until November 2. Election day is November 6.

Need some guidance before you cast your ballot? Check where to vote by county and look up sample ballots online. 

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