April 05, 2008
Early voting totals

Not exactly a big excitement generator.

More than 22,000 people voted early for Tuesday's Republican primary runoff elections in Harris County, about a third of the number who voted early for the March 4 primary.

On the Democratic side, where there are fewer local races on the runoff ballot, early voting hit about 6,000, or a mere 4 percent of the comparable turnout for the March 4 primary that included the presidential contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Five days of early voting ended Friday night at 35 locations across Harris County. The same locations will serve as polling stations for Tuesday's elections, except for in southeast Harris County, where there will be additional locations.

I'd guess we'll see 50,000 to 60,000 total on the GOP side, and about 15,000 on the Democratic side in Harris County. I don't see any returns on the SOS site, so I've no clue what the statewide totals might be. I'd guessed 200 to 250 thousand on the Dem side; that will have to come from places like Travis and Bexar, because Harris sure isn't driving it. But I can't find their EV numbers online, so who knows where we're at.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 05, 2008 to Election 2008

I went to early vote at the Galveston County Courthouse last week at about 4:00 or 4:30 p.m.

I was the first person voting in the Democratic Primary runoff that day, and I believe that this was the only early-vote polling station in Galveston County (feel free to correct me if I am wrong).

You know this Kuff: Bloggers (and ex-bloggers) do it better!

Posted by: Jim D on April 6, 2008 9:30 AM