About 430,000 more Texans voted Tuesday than in the 2013 constitutional election. Officials saw an increase in voting in all of the state's 15 largest counties, with Harris County – which had a mayoral race and nondiscrimination ordinance to decide – at the top.
All seven of the propositions – including Prop 7, which will dedicate more money to the highway fund – easily passed. But for many, local ballot measures were the big draw. The Houston mayoral race and that city’s controversial nondiscrimination ordinance drove people to the polls in Harris County, which saw the highest voter turnout in the state.