Early voter turnout strong in Lubbock

Oct 19, 2020
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A week into the extended early voting period, more than a quarter of Lubbock County residents have cast their ballot. 


So far, 52,263 people have voted in Lubbock County, according to data from the Texas Secretary of State. That’s 28% of the total 183,394 registered voters. The majority of people have voted in-person at one of Lubbock’s 25 polling locations. More than 6,000 voters have returned their mail-in ballots.


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From KERA: 

A tremendous amount of attention is now on the U.S. Supreme Court and the confirmation process for Amy Coney Barrett.

Meanwhile, starting with early voting on Oct. 13, voters in Texas will be able to make important judicial choices of their own, including who will sit on the Texas Supreme Court. It’s the highest state court for all civil cases.

As the city council headed into a regular meeting last month, more than 100 people gathered in front of Lubbock’s Citizens Tower for a rally. Maybe a dozen wore masks and kids ran around with signs and balloons. 


Voting in 2020: What you need to know

Oct 6, 2020

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Get ready: What you need to know about voting in Lubbock

Oct 6, 2020

The deadline for Texans to register to vote was Monday. As of Tuesday morning, a record 181,508 people are registered to vote in Lubbock County. That's about a 9 percent increase over registration in the 2016 general election, which had around 60 percent voter turnout. 

Now it's time to make a plan to cast your ballot. 

Here's what you need to know. Have other questions? Reach out to us and we will get you answers.