Interactive: Where the Prop. 6 Votes Came From

Voter turnout for the election that ended November 5 was higher than it was for the constitutional amendment election in 2011, but that’s not saying much: 1.14 million Texans voted. That’s only 8.5 percent of the state’s registered voters and only 7.3 percent of the state’s adult citizens.

The map below shows the turnout percentages by county for Proposition 6 — the constitutional amendment creating a $2 billion fund to help with water projects around the state (a list that is still being developed). Click on any county to see the total votes there, votes for and against the amendment, the number of registered voters and the turnout.

Below the map is a table of the top 50 counties (by votes cast), the margin in raw votes (Bastrop County, on the Colorado River, was the only Top 50 county to vote against the water fund), and the share of the total state vote each county represents (a list overshadowed by Harris County, which made up 20.9 percent of all votes cast on Prop. 6).

Turnout by County on Prop. 6 (Votes Cast/Registered Voters)
Voter Turnout (%)
  • 0-5
  • 5-10
  • 10-15
  • 15-20
  • 20-25
  • >25%
Top 50 Counties by Total Vote on Proposition 6
CountyForAgainstTotalRegistered VoteTurnoutMargin (For-Against)% Total
All Counties 836,424 303,547 1,139,971 13,445,285 8.47% 532,877 100.0%
Harris 180,234 58,109 238,343 1,981,337 12.02% 122,125 20.9%
Travis 61,281 21,746 83,027 617,629 13.44% 39,535 7.3%
Tarrant 58,062 16,987 75,049 956,876 7.84% 41,075 6.6%
Dallas 55,178 12,971 68,149 1,157,507 5.88% 42,207 6.0%
Bexar 39,709 16,603 56,312 904,477 6.22% 23,106 4.9%
Collin 29,863 7,072 36,935 458,936 8.04% 22,791 3.2%
Williamson 20,521 8,306 28,827 255,253 11.29% 12,215 2.5%
Fort Bend 21,753 7,006 28,759 343,434 8.37% 14,747 2.5%
Denton 21,050 6,322 27,372 382,616 7.15% 14,728 2.4%
Nueces 18,720 5,946 24,666 182,670 13.50% 12,774 2.2%
Hidalgo 13,653 3,473 17,126 303,706 5.63% 10,180 1.5%
Brazoria 11,056 3,787 14,843 177,163 8.37% 7,269 1.3%
Montgomery 8,568 6,263 14,831 265,825 5.57% 2,305 1.3%
Lubbock 10,848 3,727 14,575 151,901 9.59% 7,121 1.3%
Midland 10,926 2,945 13,871 72,623 19.10% 7,981 1.2%
El Paso 10,559 2,795 13,354 387,358 3.44% 7,764 1.2%
Guadalupe 8,257 3,199 11,456 79,737 14.36% 5,058 1.0%
Randall 8,510 2,784 11,294 77,315 14.60% 5,726 1.0%
Comal 7,089 4,055 11,144 77,719 14.33% 3,034 1.0%
Brazos 8,050 2,352 10,402 88,772 11.71% 5,698 0.9%
Taylor 8,489 1,804 10,293 73,238 14.05% 6,685 0.9%
Galveston 6,983 2,999 9,982 183,988 5.42% 3,984 0.9%
Webb 8,496 1,460 9,956 111,111 8.96% 7,036 0.9%
Hays 5,529 2,692 8,221 99,226 8.28% 2,837 0.7%
Mclennan 6,409 1,578 7,987 124,616 6.40% 4,831 0.7%
Smith 3,881 3,619 7,500 122,532 6.12% 262 0.7%
Ector 5,864 1,436 7,300 65,782 11.09% 4,428 0.6%
Hood 5,703 1,394 7,097 34,606 20.50% 4,309 0.6%
Parker 4,227 1,925 6,152 74,863 8.21% 2,302 0.5%
Tom Green 4,906 1,211 6,117 60,161 10.16% 3,695 0.5%
Bell 4,379 1,704 6,083 158,023 3.84% 2,675 0.5%
Jefferson 4,155 1,749 5,904 143,013 4.12% 2,406 0.5%
Ellis 4,281 1,312 5,593 89,222 6.26% 2,969 0.5%
Potter 4,041 1,449 5,490 50,569 10.85% 2,592 0.5%
Cameron 4,299 1,001 5,300 179,851 2.94% 3,298 0.5%
Grayson 3,600 1,657 5,257 72,400 7.26% 1,943 0.5%
Johnson 3,791 1,362 5,153 81,156 6.34% 2,429 0.5%
Wichita 3,793 941 4,734 69,821 6.78% 2,852 0.4%
Kaufman 3,556 1,092 4,648 59,002 7.87% 2,464 0.4%
Henderson 2,697 1,177 3,874 47,762 8.11% 1,520 0.3%
Walker 2,886 972 3,858 29,500 13.07% 1,914 0.3%
Cooke 2,810 979 3,789 23,163 16.35% 1,831 0.3%
Hunt 2,941 833 3,774 47,684 7.91% 2,108 0.3%
Victoria 2,476 1,296 3,772 50,331 7.49% 1,180 0.3%
Bastrop 1,637 2,033 3,670 40,936 8.96% -396 0.3%
Kerr 2,372 1,296 3,668 31,859 11.51% 1,076 0.3%
Navarro 2,958 637 3,595 26,895 13.36% 2,321 0.3%
Burnet 2,142 1,271 3,413 26,308 12.97% 871 0.3%
Rockwall 2,607 685 3,292 49,323 6.67% 1,922 0.3%
Matagorda 2,515 765 3,280 20,547 15.96% 1,750 0.3%

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