DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texas broke records at the ballot box on Saturday. More early voters and mail-in ballots have already been counted in Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant counties than ever before.

And this comes with almost a week of early voting still to go.

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A steady stream of voters at Irving City Hall Saturday added to what has become a record-breaking tally.

“There’s some things you just shouldn’t put off to tomorrow, and this is one of them,” Cat Lara, a Dallas County voter, said.

Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant counties have already passed 2016 totals for early and mail-in votes. Nearly 600,000 ballots have been cast in Dallas County alone.

In Denton and Collin counties, voter turnout is already over 50%.

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“You know a lot of people have already voted in early voting. I think, probably you’ll see a lot of voters coming out November 3rd,” Collin Huckaba, a Dallas County voter, said.

Concern over how many people will turn out on the actual Election Day is what was driving a number of voters to get to the polls on Saturday.

“I wanted to avoid the crowds, if there were any. I just felt that it was better,” Joseph Clark, a Dallas County voter, said.

“I do think there’s going to be drama, possibly protests, much more people,” Cindy Maravilla, a Dallas County voter, said.

Voters did get an extra week of early voting this year but set the records in the same amount of days they’ve had in past years.

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The turnout is also happening statewide, with total votes already around seven million.