September 18, 2008
Voter registration at an all-time high

From the Chron Texas Politics blog:

While Southeast Texans were hunkering down and picking up the pieces after Hurricane Ike over the weekend, Texas quietly broke its own voter registration record, said Randall Dillard, a spokesman for Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade.

The previous record of slightly fewer than 3.1 million registered voters, set during the 2004 presidential election year, was eclipsed over the weekend. And that number will continue to grow before voter registration ends Oct. 6.

I assume he meant 13.1 million, since that was the total in 2004. We had 12.75 million in March. It won't surprise me to exceed that by a million. That's pretty impressive.

Less clear is where Harris County will wind up, especially given the huge wrench Hurricane Ike has thrown into the works. For obvious reasons, I'm less optimistic about getting to 2.1 million registrations. We'll know soon enough.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 18, 2008 to Election 2008
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