As the end of the early voting period approaches Thursday, Tennessee voters continued to turn out in large numbers. On Tuesday, more than 107,000 voters cast their ballots for the Nov. 6 election. The overall turnout of 1,215,458 voters statewide already represents the second-highest early voting turnout in Tennessee history, having surpassed November 2004, the last election involving an incumbent president. Overall turnout dipped below comparable 2008 cumulative numbers for the first time since early voting began Oct. 17, due in part to bad weather in several East Tennessee counties.
“Election officials continue to be pleased with the strong early voting turnout,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “I hope Tennesseans will continue to take advantage of the convenience and flexibility of early voting as we have less than two days remaining to vote early in person.”
In-person early voting ends Thursday. Voters with questions regarding the locations and hours of early voting are encouraged to contact their local election commission offices.