Guadalupe County sees record voter turnout for first day of early voting, reports no problems with voters casting ballots
Posted on 10/27/2016 7:46:00 AM.
(Seguin) -- Despite a few hiccups in electioneering, voting early in Guadalupe County continues with no reported problems. In fact, Guadalupe County Elections Administrator Lisa Adam says the county broke records in the number of people who turned out on Monday, the first day of early voting.
 
"We had a tremendous turnout. We went back and looked at our records and typically the first day of early voting is busy. The last day of early voting is busier. Our turnout was off the charts. We had 5,077 people vote early in person across the county. So that was 1,449  here in Seguin, over 2,060 in Schertz and then our outlying, smaller temporary early voting locations also had a tremendous turnout. The lowest turnout was 142 voters, which is still substantial, considering it's out in New Berlin. Voters are very interested in this election," said Adam.
 
Nearly the same amount of people in Guadalupe County cast a ballot on the second day of early voting as the first.  More than 47-hundred people went to voting locations in the county Tuesday to vote.  That's only a few hundred less compared to the first day.  The voting stations in Seguin and Schertz are still seeing the most activity.
 
As far as the technical part of casting a ballot, Adam also confirms that there have been no reported problems. She says her office takes great pride in making sure that each electronic ballot does what it needs to.
 
"I'm certain that the voters would definitely let us know if they've seen an issue. Some of the concerns I hear is (with a)  vendor’s program -- the ballots(they)  the coding for the election and things of that nature, but we do that in house here. We don't send that out to anyone. No vendor handles our testing or our programming or anything like that. We do that in house and we test very rigorously, internally and then publicly before the election. I myself voted and everything looked exactly the same on the summary screen as it did when I marked my ballot and when I cast my ballot. I have confidence that my ballot was exactly as I marked it. I'm also a voter of Guadalupe County. So it would be ridiculous to assume that I did not care how my ballot was cast," said Adam.
 
Since early this year, election officials have been preparing for a historical voter turnout with voter registration hitting an all time high not only locally but across the nation.
Guadalupe County Elections Office


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