Voter registration in Texas will set an all-time high before the Oct. 6 registration deadline arrives for the November general election.
The state had 12.6 million voters registered for the March primary.
"We are confident that number will hit 13 million or higher," Texas elections director Ann McGeehan said Friday morning.
And that was an understatement. By late Friday afternoon, election officials had already tallied more than 13 million registered voters. The voter registration record of 13.1 million was set for the 2004 presidential election.
Mail delivery of voter registration cards over the past few days have come in boxes weighing 20 to 30 pounds.