Counting the early voting period, Texans had more than two weeks to vote in the May primaries. And when they voted, according to vote totals from the presidential races, appears to have depended on where they live and the primary in which they cast a ballot.
The state's big urban counties were split between early and election day voters. But there were wide differences across the state. These interactive maps show where Texas voters tended to show up early and where they waited until May 29. Overall, Democrats were more likely to vote early; 51.6 percent cast their ballots during early voting. Most Republicans — 52 percent — waited until election day to vote.
Bexar, El Paso, Collin, Hidalgo, Fort Bend and Denton were the biggest counties where early voters made up more than half of the combined primary electorate. But in some of the biggest counties in the state — Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Travis — the majority of voters waited for May 29 to cast their votes.
Far more Texas voters showed up for Republican primaries than for Democratic ones; Republican voters accounted for 71.1 percent of the total vote. And in many cases, that means the overall turnout numbers — early versus election day, for instance — look more like the Republican primary.
The map below shows when voters cast their vote in the primary. Use the drop-down above the map to switch between the Republican, Democratic or combined view. Click on a county to see the early, election day and combined vote totals.
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