Corpus Christi- Early Voting has begun across the Lone Star State as Texans prepare to have their say on nearly every issue from United States Senator to local school board bonds.
Across the state, a potentially record number of voters have shown up to cast ballots.
In places like Houston, voters began lining up as early as Sunday night.
Wait times in major metropolitan areas have been as high as an hour or more, while in more rural and suburban areas, wait times are more nominal.
Texas suffers from traditionally low voter turnout, especially in midterm elections. The lines at usually empty polling places have some political observers energized.
“This could be great for Texas seeing this many people show up for early voting” says Raymond Guzman, a political analyst from Austin.
Early voting runs through November 2, 2018. General Election Day is on November 6.