Early voting turns out big numbers in Tarrant County


Early voting in Tarrant County for the March 1 primary elections is on pace to shatter the early voting numbers from the last presidential election primary.

Voting for the Super Tuesday primary began on Feb. 16 and ends at 7 p.m. Friday. During the first six days of early voting 38,212 ballots were cast, said Marc Flake, a public information officer in Tarrant County.

Tarrant County is on pace to have 70,055 early voters, Flake said. There were 55,266 early votes cast in the 2012 primary election. But this still falls short of the 123,343 early ballots cast in the 2008 election, but could indicate a rise in voter interest, he said.

Flake said that voters have the option to cast an early ballot at many different locations.

This week, the Brown-Lupton University Union is an early voting site.

“It is really nice to be able to vote right on campus,” said Alex Harrington, a junior strategic communication major at TCU. “I like having the option to vote early so I can skip lines and vote when it’s convenient.”

Flake said voters will need to show a government issued photo ID that is current or has been expired for less than 60 days to be able to submit an early vote in person.
Sample ballots are available at PolitiFrog.