More than 8,000 voters cast ballots on the first day of early voting in Fort Bend County — 3,000 by mail.

Republican voters significantly out-voted Democrats on the first day, according to the Fort Bend County elections administrator.

Vote early, vote together

Linda and Larry Wilkinson spent their lunch hour Tuesday voting at the Rosenberg Annex Building. Early voting ends Feb. 28.

A total of 8,366 votes were cast in the Democrat and Republican primary elections on Tuesday.

Early voting ends Feb. 28.

Of those who cast ballots on the first day, 5,364 voted in person while another 3,002 voted by mail.

A full 4,891 Republicans voted by mail or in person on day one, compared to 3,474 Democrats.

A total of 3,544 Republicans had requested mail-in ballots by the deadline. Right at 1,500 returned their ballots. Some 4,891 Democrats requested mail-in ballots but only 1,504 had been returned by day one.

Some 450,000 residents in Fort Bend County are eligible to vote in the primary elections, 30% more than could vote in the last primary election.

Voters can cast ballots at any poll site but must provide photo identification.

Here’s how the ballots compared by poll sites:

Beasley — 9 Democrats, 23 Republicans

Bowie Middle School — 80 Democrats, 429 Republicans

Chasewood — 102 Democrats, 7 Republicans

Cinco Ranch — 180 Democrats, 463 Republicans

Clayton Oaks — 71 Democrats, 184 Republicans

Four Corners — 173 Democrats, 133 Republicans

Fulshear — 46 Democrats, 234 Republicans

Hightower — 129 Democrats, 26 Republicans

Jacks Conference — 93 Democrats, 217 Republicans

Kroger’s — 54 Democrats, 59 Republicans

Lost Creek —66 Democrats, 133 Republicans

Meadows Place — 38 Democrats, 109 Republicans

Missouri City — 202 Democrats, 46 Republicans

Needville — 8 Democrats, 115 Republicans

Pioneer Conference — 15 Democrats, 21 Republicans

Quail Valley — 67 Democrats, 87 Republicans

James Reese Career & Tech — 48 Democrats, 82 Republicans

Rosenberg Annex — 157 Democrats, 319 Republicans

Sartartia Middle School — 66 Democrats, 81 Republicans

Sienna Annex — 93 Democrats, 134 Republicans

Sugar Land City Hall — 69 Democrats, 68 Republicans

Sugar Land Library — 93 Democrats, 169 Republicans

Stafford City Hall — 35 Democrats, 27 Republicans

Tompkins High School — 77 Democrats, 226 Republicans

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