First day of early voting in Harris County shatters records

- When the polls closed at 6 p.m. Monday night more than 67 thousand people cast votes in person at one of 46 locations.

That shattered the previous record of 47 thousand on one early voting day back in 2012.

As you can see from this Skyfox video lines were extremely long at some locations taking some voters an hour or more to cast their ballots.

Remember before heading to the polls you'll need to bring a valid I.D. such as a drivers license a Texas handgun license or a U.S. passport.

Also before heading to the polls get to know who you are voting for.

It's not just for president.

You can print out a sample ballot on Harris That way you can decide before casting your ballot.

Also be prepared to stand in line.

Mary Booker who had voted early in the past said she had to wait 50 minutes to vote.

"This is my first time to have this kind of line during early voting," Booker said.

"This is probably the worst day I could have chosen to vote early but I wanted to get it out of the way," said Mark Riby.

Everyone we spoke to said the long wait was worth it.

Remember if you wait until Election Day you must vote in your precinct.

To find out everything you need to know about early voting go to and click on the Houston early voter guide on our home page.


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