DALLAS -- A raucous and record-setting race for president is motivating more people to registered to vote.
ABC News reports nearly 14.9 million Texans are already registered to cast their ballot in the Nov. 8 election with one full day left before the deadline.
According to the Dallas County Elections Administrator, 13,000 new voter applications were filed in Dallas County last week alone. That one-week total is nearly 1/3 of all the registrations the county received in October of 2012 prior to the last presidential election.
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Since April, applications are up 9 percent, equally about 90,000 people registering to vote.
The Dallas County Election Office will stay open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday to help file applications. As long as mailed forms are postmarked Tuesday, you should be fine.
TOTAL VOTERS IN RECENT ELECTIONS:
2016 Republican Primary – 2,836,488
2016 Democratic Primary – 1,435,895
2012 Republican Primary – 1,449,477
2012 Democratic Primary – 590,164
General Election – 7,993,851
2008 Republican Primary – 1,362,322
2008 Democratic Primary - 2,874,986
General Election – 8,077,795
2000 Republican Primary – 1,126,757
2000 Democratic Primary – 786,890
General Election – 6,407,637