AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Polls across Texas are closing, though not in Travis County, which will stay open two extra hours because freezing weather delayed the start of voting in the Austin area. Areas around El Paso are also open as scheduled until 8 p.m. Central Time.
A district judge in Travis County approved a plan to keep polls open an extra two hours to 9 p.m. for the Democratic and GOP primaries.
Polls at most sites across Texas opened as normal Tuesday for the regular 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. voting period. But icy roads and wintry conditions in parts of Central Texas delayed the opening of Travis County voting locations until 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Also in Fort Bend County, election officials said that the polling place located near Briargate Elementary School will remain open until 8:30 p.m. since a SWAT standoff prevented voters from casting ballots.
State election officials will still begin releasing early voting results at 7 p.m.