Mon October 15, 2012
Texas Voter Registrations Set New Record: 13.6 Million
State officials say a record number of Texans have registered to vote in the November elections.
As of today, more than 13.6 million people have registered to vote in Texas. That’s about 20,000 more than the last presidential election year in 2008. And it's about 70 percent of voting age Texans.
"We’ve already broken the record," said Alicia Pierce is a spokesperson with the Texas Secretary of State’s office. "And we anticipate having more voters by the end of the week as counties continue to add registered voters who sent in their registration by the October 9th deadline.”
Despite the surge in registrations back in 2008, only about 60 percent of registered voters actually cast a ballot that November.
Early voting for this year begins a week from today (Oct. 22) and runs through Nov. 2. Election Day is Nov. 6.