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Why does Texas have so many elections, and why do few people vote in them?

The high number of contests contributes to the state’s low voter turnout — but it’s not the only reason.

A voter casts their ballot at the Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center in Austin on the first day of early voting on Oct. 13, 2020. Voters are able to cast their ballots early until Oct. 30, 2020.

Voting FAQ: 2024 Elections

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