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ANALYST: Nueces county on track to double early voting turnout from 2016

High voter turnout for first day of early voting
Posted at 2:51 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 20:18:17-04

Experts say after Tuesday's early-voting numbers, Nueces County is on track to double 2016's local election turnout.

Veterans Memorial saw 616 voters Tuesday, while the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center logged 595, most waiting outside to vote in Tuesday's heat that reached 92 degrees.

KRIS 6 News political analyst David Smith doesn't expect this trend to hold throughout the early voting season, which ends Oct. 30, but does believe this early voting season will be a bigger draw for voters than any other in recent history based on the increase in voters at individual voting places, among other things.

Click here to find an early voting location in Nueces County.

Patrick Johnstone has more tonight on KRIS 6 at 5 p.m.