Texans cast 8.96 million ballots in the 2016 presidential election, according to the Texas secretary of state’s website
Nearly 433,000 people went to the polls on Thursday to cast their ballot, bringing the total of in-person votes to over 8 million, according to the Texas secretary of state’s website.
Mail-in ballots, which continue to flow in from all over the state, account for over 947,000 votes so far.
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott extended in-person early voting by an additional week this election due to the pandemic. But he put in place restrictions on absentee ballot drop off locations to one per county, regardless of population and area.
Mail-in voting requires an excuse in Texas and is limited to residents 65 years or older, those who are sick or disabled, or those in jail but otherwise eligible to vote. Voters who are out of the county during early voting or on Election Day are also eligible for mail-in voting.
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