The early voting period, expanded this year because of high demand during the pandemic, opens this morning across Texas.
In Fort Bend County, elections administrator John Oldham says there is a lot of demand to vote early.
"Our vote by mail numbers are up. We are looking at 210-215-thousand in person, and then another 65 to seventy on Election Day," Oldham explained. "Typically we have 70% of our registered voters vot in a Presidential election. Seventy percent of those people vote early; either in person or by mail."
This week voting hours run from 8am until 5pm. In Harris County, the polls are open from 7 until 7 this week, and interim County Clerk Chris Hollins says there are some days with extended voting hours.
"All 120 locations will be open until 10pm from Tuesday the 27th until Thursday the 29th," Hollins stated on our TV Partner Channel 2.
Harris County also says they have a record number of early voting centers. Hollins says they will have hand sanitizer and finger covers for every voter. Masks will be available, too. The early voting period runs through October 30th.