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Bexar County Surpasses Total 2016 Voter Turnout Before End Of Early Voting Period

Jack Morgan | Texas Public Radio
The first day of early voting saw long lines at Lion's Field Park in San Antonio.

This story has been updated to reflect total early voting and mail-in ballot turnout.

Bexar County officially surpassed the number of the total votes cast in the 2016 presidential contest in the final days of early voting for the 2020 general election.

After early voting ended Friday, a total of 640,468 votes had been cast by mail-in ballot or by in-person early voting, according to the Texas Secretary of State's website.

In the 2016 presidential election year, total votes added up to nearly 599,000.

Turnout in 2020 is about 53% of the county’s nearly 1.2 million registered voters. There was a 57.7% total turnout rate in 2016.

The busiest early voting locations to date include the Alzafar Shrine, Northwest Vista College, the AT&T Center, and the John Igo and Brookhollow Libraries. More than 20,000 votes have been cast at each location.

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