Voter registration has hit a record high statewide and Denton residents, particularly those younger than 25, did their part to boost the numbers.
The Texas Secretary of State’s office announced Thursday a record high of 14,025,441 Texans who have registered to vote in time for the gubernatorial election. The previous record came in 2012 when 13,646,226 Texans registered to vote in time for the presidential election.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 26.4 million people live in Texas. Census officials estimate that 26.6 percent of Texans, or about 7 million, are younger than 18.
In Denton County, 11,...