Early voting is breaking records in Texas' 10 biggest counties

News 8's Jobin Panicker has more.

(TEXAS TRIBUNE) -- Multiple Texas counties reported record-breaking turnout figures on the first day of early voting Monday, according to news outlets across the Lone Star State. 

Some counties saw as much as double the number of votes cast Monday than they did on the first day of early voting in the last presidential race in 2012. Many also saw significant increases from the first day of early voting in 2008.

Here's a quick roundup of turnout figures from some of Texas' most populous counties:

On Monday, The Texas Tribune reported that voters were seeing unusually long lines for early voting. Amanda Stephens of Corpus Christi said she was told the wait to vote was two and a half hours. Others said on Twitter that they were able to vote quickly.  

Early voting continues through Nov. 4. Election Day is Nov. 8

Here’s what you need to know about voting in Texas this year:

Click here to see see this story as it appeared on the Texas Tribune.


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