More than 40 percent of all registered voters in Hays County cast ballots during the early voting period prior to the Nov. 8 election, according to numbers provided by county officials.
The mark surpasses the 37 percent of registered voters who cast ballots during early voting in 2012 and 22 percent who cast early voting ballots in 2008.
Of the roughly 53,000 who voted early this year, roughly 20 percent of the ballots were cast at the Hays County Pct. 4 office in Dripping Springs. More than 12,000 people cast ballots at the Pct. 2 office in Kyle.
In total, over 18,800 people voted early at sites in Dripping Springs and Wimberley.
During the 12-day early voting period in Hays County, an average of 4,391 people participated in early voting per day.