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Election Officials Surprised by Early Voter Turnout

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Nueces County election officials were scratching their heads over the number of people voting early in the run-off election.

That's because so many more people ended up voting than were predicted. Officials said that there are a little over 186,000 registered voters in the County. They thought less than one-percent would vote early; but instead, nearly four-percent did.

It's a surprise, since primary elections don't usually attract many voters, and run-offs even fewer. Either way, the County is always busy helping the Democrats and Republicans put on these elections.
     
"We did all the programming for the equipment. We send all the equipment out into the field. The election judges came in Saturday to pick up the ballot boxes for the equipment, and we will also be the official counting station where all the tabulations of ballot will be held," said Rochelle Limon, Nueces County Elections Manager.

This election has cost the county around $100,000 of the total bill of some $300,000. The Democrat and Republican parties foot the bill for the election day costs, while the county covers the expense of early voting.

You can vote anytime from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. Also, you can vote in the run-off election even if you did not vote in the primary, due to a change in Texas law.

Jerry Trevino and Rose Meza Harrison are the two candidates that Democrats will have to decide on in that run-off for the District 27 congressional race Tuesday.

Trevino's campaign manager told Kiii News that he was not going to be available for interviews Monday. On the other hand, his opponent was more than happy to have 3News tag along as she went door-to-door to meet voters.

We found Harrison in the Six Points area, walking through the Del Mar neighborhood.

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