Dallas County to double number of early voting locations

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins discusses poll numbers regarding refugees coming into the state of Texas, and Dallas County doubling its number of early voting locations.

DALLAS - A week from Monday, as early voting begins in Texas, Dallas County will open twice the number of polling locations than it had four years ago.

“This is an effort to make voting easier for our population and decrease those long lines that people experienced last time. Each election we see about three or four percent more of the vote go to early vote," said County Judge Clay Jenkins on WFAA’s Inside Texas Politics Sunday morning.

"Last election it was over half the vote came in with early vote. We think that will just continue."

In the 2012 presidential election, 420,552 voters cast their ballots early.

Next month, with 1,280,711 registered voters, Dallas County projects 768,000 early votes will be cast.

“We are expecting bigger crowds and I think it’s important everybody get out and get their voice heard. Last time we had 25 early voting locations. This time we’ll have 50,” added Judge Jenkins on WFAA.

Early voting locations will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. between October 24 and November 4.

LINK: Go here to find early voting locations near you

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