Mar 5, 2024 - News

It's election day

Texas presidential campaign contributions from large donors
Data: Federal Election Commission; Note: Individual contributions of less than $200 are not required to be reported to the FEC; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Texas voters will cast their ballots in the primary election today, when former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden are expected to easily win their primary races.

What's happening: Trump's campaign has raised nearly $8 million in Texas from large donors, with GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley trailing at $5 million.

Zoom in: Despite its being a presidential election year, voter turnout is expected to remain low.

  • A little more than 8.5% of Travis County's registered voters have cast a ballot, according to the Travis County Clerk's unofficial early voting totals.
  • That number includes about 45,000 Democratic voters and 24,000 Republican voters. Roughly 7,000 people voted by mail.

What's next: Travis County voters can cast a ballot at any polling location from 7am-7pm.

Dig deeper: What's on the ballot in the Austin area

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