Throughout the early voting period, El Paso Matters is providing updates on who is voting in the March 3 Democratic and Republican primaries. El Paso County Elections Administrator Lisa Wise is predicting a possible record primary turnout.

Here’s a look at who is registered to vote in El Paso County for the primary:

  • 470,416 people are registered to vote in the primary, up from 427,850 at the time of the last presidential election on Nov. 8, 2016.
  • 52 percent of registered voters are women.
  • 14.1 percent of voters are 18-25 years old; 18.8 percent are 65 or older. The median age of registered voters is about 44.4 years, slightly older than the 2016 registered voters.
  • Among currently registered voters, 52,435 cast ballots in the 2016 Democratic primary and 26,544 voted in the Republican primary.
  • 91,132 of all current registered voters registered after the last presidential election in 2016; 70 percent of them are under age 40.
  • Of the 379,000 voters who were registered as of the 2016 presidential election, 54 percent of them cast ballots in that year’s general election. 

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Robert Moore is the founder and CEO of El Paso Matters. He has been a journalist in the Texas Borderlands since 1986.

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