One third of Texans have already voted. Friday is the last day to vote early

Planning to vote early in the midterm election?

Friday is the last day to vote early, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

After that, voters have one more chance to vote — Election Day on Tuesday.

Already, more than 3.9 million voters in the state’s largest counties have cast early ballots in person or by mail, shattering previous turnouts for midterm elections. That represents 32.4 percent of registered voters in those counties.

“The turnout has been sensational and at record highs for a midterm election,” said Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston. “No one would have predicted this level of turnout a year ago.

“The first midterm after a presidential is normally a ripe time for the opposition party but this cycle is off the charts in terms of Texas voter turnout.”

In Tarrant County, 33.5 percent of voters — 376,641 people — cast early ballots in person and by mail through Wednesday, state election results show.

During the last midterm election in 2014, 21.2 percent of Tarrant County voters — 212,492 — cast early ballots in person or by mail.

While already toppling midterm election turnout, the number of early voters this year is shy of the massive turnout in the 2016 presidential election. That year, 47.8 percent, or 515,230 Tarrant County voters, cast early ballots.

Tuesday’s election is the first major election since the 2016 presidential election.

At the top of the ballot is the U.S. Senate battle between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke.

Anyone who wants to vote early can head to any early voting site in the county, show a photo ID and weigh in on dozens of races on this year’s mid-term ballot.

Election information

Comal County in the Hill Country has the largest percent of early voters — 40.99 percent — in the state’s 30 largest counties, state election results show.

Williamson and Collin counties also have drawn more than 40 percent turnout in early voting.

The lowest early voting turnout was in Webb County, which has 19.95 percent of voters casting early ballots through Wednesday.

Tarrant County had a larger percent of voters casting early ballots than several counties, including Harris, Dallas and Bexar counties.

Locally, some early voting sites have been much busier than others.

The largest early voting turnout was Keller Town Hall, where 18,536 ballots were cast through Wednesday.

Also among the top turnout sites: the Mansfield Subcourthouse, with 16,390 votes; the South Service Center in Arlington, 16,217; and The Longhorn Activity Center in Fort Worth, 15,879, Tarrant County election records show.

For any election information, local voters may call the Tarrant County Elections Office at 817-831-8683. Voters statewide may call the Secretary of State’s Office at 1-800-252-8683.

Sample ballots are available online at the Tarrant County Election website.

Early voting sites

Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election runs through Friday. Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tarrant County Elections Center, 2700 Premier St., Fort Worth. This is the main early voting site. Emergency and limited ballots are available there.

All Saints Catholic Church Parish Hall, 200 N.W. 20th St., Fort Worth

Arlington Subcourthouse, 700 E. Abram St.

Asia Times Square, 2615 W. Pioneer Parkway, Grand Prairie

Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive

Benbrook Community Center, 228 San Angelo Ave.

B.J. Clark Annex, Room 4, 603 Southeast Parkway, Azle

Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St., Arlington

Center for Community Service Junior League of Arlington, 4002 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington

Colleyville City Hall, 100 Main St.

Crowley Recreation Center, 405 S. Oak St., Crowley

Dan Echols Center, 6801 Glenview Dr., North Richland Hills

Diamond Hill-Jarvis Library, 1300 NE 35th St., Fort Worth

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw School District Administration Building 6, Training Room, 1200 Old Decatur Road, Saginaw

East Pointe Church of Christ, 3029 Handley Dr., Fort Worth

Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Drive, Euless

Elzie Odom Athletic Center, 1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington

Forest Hill Civic and Convention Center, 6901 Wichita St., Forest Hill

The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way

Griffin Subcourthouse, 3212 Miller Ave., Fort Worth

Haltom City Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Lane, Haltom City

Hurst Recreation Center, 700 Mary Dr., Hurst

JPS Health Center Viola M. Pitts/Como, Lower Level, Suite 100, 4701 Bryant Irvin Road N., Fort Worth

Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway

Kennedale Community Center, 316 W. Third St.

Longhorn Activity Center, 5350 Basswood Blvd., Fort Worth

Mansfield Subcourthouse, 1100 E. Broad St.

Northeast Courthouse, 645 Grapevine Highway, Hurst

Rosemont Middle School, 1501 W. Seminary Dr., Fort Worth

Sheriff’s Office North Patrol Division, 6651 Lake Worth Blvd., Lake Worth

Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St.

South Service Center, 1100 SW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington

Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale St., Fort Worth

Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.

Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Lane, Fort Worth

Southwest Subcourthouse, 6551 Granbury Road, Fort Worth

Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, EMB- C Portable Building, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington

Tarrant County Plaza Building, 201 Burnett St., Fort Worth

Villages of Woodland Springs Amenity Center, 12209 Timberland Blvd., Fort Worth

White Settlement Public Library, 8215 White Settlement Road

Worth Heights Community Center, 3551 New York Ave., Fort Worth

Anna Tinsley: 817-390-7610, @annatinsley
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