ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Elections Administrators from both Ector and Midland County say more people are registered to vote than ever before.
“We always expect a lot of new registrations for a presidential election. It has been extremely busy with new voters and we are working full steam ahead to get all these in,” said Carolyn Graves, the Midland County Elections Administrator.
Right now, 80,552 people are registered to vote in Ector County. Lisa Sertuche, the Ector County Elections Administrator said this is more people compared to 2016 when only 73,800 people were registered to vote.
“We have to input them, they have to be sent to the state, they have to be approved, and then come back. That is when they go in our system that I can pull a number,” said Graves.
According to the Elections Administrator, there are 89,424 people registered to vote in Midland County which is about 9,000 more than there were in 2016 when they only had 80,329 registered voters.
“We’ll be using the Horseshoe and the Education building out there. I’m excited about using it because it is such a large room and we can actually get enough machines in there to social distance and keep everybody safe,” said Graves.
Both Sertuche and Graves are expecting large crowds of voters and say to get out and vote early if you can.