Turnout on the rise compared to previous Texas Constitutional Amendment Election

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Elections are underway in Kerr County and around the state for the 2019 Texas Constitutional Amendment Elections. Early voting began on Monday and continues through November 1. See image below for location and hours of early voting.

Kerrville voters also have the opportunity to vote on several proposed amendments to the City Charter, and that local election may be helping to boost turnout this year.

After three full days of early voting (Monday through Wednesday) Kerr County Elections officials have recorded a total of 386 in-person voters for the City Charter Amendment Election. For the 2017 constitutional amendment election, which included voters throughout Kerr County and not just in the City of Kerrville, only 96 votes had been cast after three days of early voting.

(These totals do not include mail-in ballots.)

Turnout of 2017 Texas Constitutional Election versus 2019 City Charter/Texas Constitutional Election (citywide only)

Although it’s still very early, the trend is encouraging. However, when compared to voter turnout in the 2019 Citywide election for two council seats, the totals are less impressive. After three days of early voting in the May elections, voter turnout numbered 1,053.

Take note of those early voting dates and times (above) and encourage your friends and family to visit the polls!

References

All data used in this article was obtained from the Kerr County Elections Department.