Harris County shatters early voting record

More votes were cast in Harris County Tuesday than any other early voting day in history, according to the Harris County Clerk’s Office.

By the end of the day Tuesday, 128,186 early in-person voters had cast their ballots in Harris County.


The old record was set on November 4, 2016, right before Election Day when 100,005 votes were cast in the county that day.

Voters told FOX 26 their lines were long at times but they flowed smoothly and quickly.

Not everyone was social distancing and some people said they never received the finger covers the clerk promised, instead of voting with their bare hands.

2020 Election: Everything you need to know to vote in Texas

You may remember in the primaries there were some iPad tech issues. No such issues were reported Tuesday.

The clerk’s office has staffed each polling place with a tech expert in case an issue arises.

Polls closed at 7 p.m., but early voting runs through October 30 with Election Day on Nov. 3.


What to know about early voting in Harris County

Early voting in Texas begins on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and there are drive-thru locations and locations open for 24 hours.