Fort Bend County extends voting hours due to big turnout

Early voting has hit new records, so much so that Fort Bend County has extended polling hours.

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas -- Election Day is less than two weeks away, but Texans are so eager to have their voices heard they are turning up in record numbers daily.

The big turnout is forcing Fort Bend County officials to extend early voting hours.

The county says in just two days 36,427 people voted.

Thursday and Friday residents will be able to vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In Harris County, the biggest county in the state, 73,542 votes were cast – the highest number ever. This is about 22,000 more than on the same day during the last presidential election.

The record turnout is the same story in most other Texas counties as well.

As a reminder: Anyone who wants to vote early can do so at any polling location in their, which makes things much easier.

More tips: View the KHOU 11 Voting Guide

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