Almost 18,000 people voted Tuesday in Galveston County, shattering the previous record and setting the pace for what’s expected to be one of the highest-turnout elections ever.

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Carlos Ponce

The Santa Fe Old School Museum had brisk business all day with many enjoying a tour after voting. Lines were never that long and poll workers were kept busy all day. Some came to our site after seeing the long lines at County West about two miles away. While they had a line that sometimes wrapped around their building, lines at the SFISD site were kept in the building even with social distancing. Voting was in the old SFISD Boardroom which was part of the the original studyhall/auditorium built in 1928.

Ted Gillis

I’m sorry Carlos, but images of creepy old men lurking about in the back rooms of this voting location is in itself scary enough to make someone choose to go endure the long lines at West County!

Carlos Ponce

" creepy old men"? - So that was you!

Jose' Boix

I must commend the election and City workers at the Texas City Nessler Polling location. They managed the crowd who was waiting before the doors opened and continued for a couple of hours very effectively. The voting area was well designed with ample room to maintain "social distancing" and vote.

Gary Scoggin

Kudos to our local election officials and poll workers who, by all accounts, did a really good job in handling record crowds in a safe and efficient manner.

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