Texas Sees Record Numbers Of Voter Registrations

Monday last day to register to vote

Voter registration numbers are breaking records across Texas, as more than 13 million people register.

Since Jan. 1, Dallas County has registered nearly 100,000 new voters. County officials said they expect that number to increase by thousands before the deadline to register.

Tarrant County has seen a record-breaking number of registrations, with 940,000 voters.

Monday is the last day to register to vote in Texas, and election officials are trying to get the word about the deadline out.

"We're encouraging people to check the status of their registration, especially if they haven't voted in a long time," said Steve Raborn, of the Tarrant County Election Department. "With the kind of turnout we're expecting on Election Day, we're expecting people that haven't voted in many years.

Voters can check their registration on the elections Web site in their county.

People can also call their local elections department to check on their voter status.

The first day of early voting is Oct. 20, and it runs until Oct. 31.

The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is Oct. 28. The request must be received by Oct. 28, just postmarked.

Election Day is Nov. 4.

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