- Derek Ryan
Who Voted Early in the 2018 Primary Election
Ryan Data & Research has been tracking who voted early in both the Republican and Democratic Primary elections in Texas. If you have not been receiving the daily emails, sign up prior to the General Election.
Texas saw record numbers in both the Republican and Democratic Primaries.
Based on information provided by the largest counties in Texas, here is who has shown up early:
-Women made up 49.5% of the early voters in the Republican Primary, however in the Democratic Primary, they made up 59.0% of the early vote.
-The average age for a Republican early voter was 62.8 years old. The average age for a Democratic early voter was 55.7 years old. Voters age 30 and younger made up 9.3% of the early voters in the Democratic Primary, but only 3.2% of the early voters in the Republican Primary.
-First-time primary voters made up 10.8% of all early voters in the Republican Primary. In the Democratic Primary, first-time primary voters made up 23.7% of early voters. Nearly half of these people (44% for both parties) had previously voted in a gubernatorial General Election.
-Of all Republicans who have voted in all four of the last four Republican Primaries, 49.2% voted early. -
-Of all Democrats who have voted in all four of the last four Democratic Primaries, 59.6% voted early.