Early Voting Skyrockets in Brazos County

The voter turnout is bearing out how significant this election season is, including in Brazos County.

According to the county clerk, at around 3 p.m. Sunday, the turnout here reached 15,000. That's about 16 percent of registered voters in Brazos County that have voted in the first week alone.

Election officials will crunch the numbers, but those 15,000 early votes is likely close to or more than the votes cast in the entire early voting period in the 2004 presidential election.

Plus, according to the county, the trend is for turnout at the polls to increase as early voting continues.

According to an Associated Press report quoting the Texas Secretary of State's office, more than 1.1 million Texas voters in the 15 most populous counties had cast their votes early through. In 2004 at the same point in early voting, around 655,000 had voted.

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