September 08, 2008
Thirteen million voters


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.

Can we hit 14 million? That would be amazing. And I have to assume that if we're doing that well statewide we're also doing well in Harris County, but I haven't seen any updates on the local total yet. But perhaps 2.1 million registered voters here is within reach. BOR has more.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 08, 2008 to Election 2008

Thirteen million cracks in the popcorn ceiling of Texas?

Posted by: MeanRachel on September 8, 2008 10:00 AM

Now if everyone will just get out and vote we will see some great changes in Texas.

Posted by: cb on September 8, 2008 1:29 PM
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