Yesterday was the first day of early voting for the upcoming midterm elections in the Lone Star State, and according to a published report, people endured long lines and setting early voting records for a midterm election. Some voters also lodged complaints about outdated technology slowing down the process in some places.

Officials in Harris County said a new opening day record of over 36,000 votes being cast, which beat the previous record by more than 10,000 set in 2010. Harris County includes the Houston area.

Officials in Dallas County also reported numbers on their way to beating their first-day numbers from the 2016 Presidential election.

Meanwhile, in Travis County, over 36,000 voters turned out almost twice as many as the first day of 2014 midterms, and in Tarrant County, voters cast over 37,000 votes, nearly 3 times the early turnout in 2014.

Approximately 15.8 million people are registered to vote statewide, 4 percent higher than those registered during the March statewide primary. Early voting runs through Nov. 2. Election Day is Nov. 6th.


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