Young people, East Siders lead surge in El Paso voter registration numbers

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A record 457,141 El Paso County residents are registered to vote for the Nov. 6 election, according to data from the County Elections Department. That’s up from 427,850 in the 2016 presidential election and 404,580 in 2014, the last midterm election.

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El Paso’s voter registration grew by 6.8 percent since 2016, faster than the state’s 4.6 percent growth rate. Preliminary figures from the Secretary of State’s Office show that only 18 of Texas’ 254 counties have had a higher percentage growth of registered voters than El Paso between 2016 and 2018.

The registration growth is driven largely by younger voters and those living on the eastern edges of the city and nearby unincorporated areas, according to preliminary data from the El Paso County Election’s Office.

For more complete coverage, see the full report on KVIA ABC 7.

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