Early Voting Continues On Record Pace With Less Than A Week To Go

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tennessee voters continued to show up in strong numbers as early voting continued Thursday. More than 107,000 voters across the state cast their ballots Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 816,645 voters through the first eight days of the early voting period. Statewide turnout continues to exceed comparable early voting numbers for the 2008 November election.

“Voters across the state are making their voices heard at the polls,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “Although in-person early voting will continue through Thursday, this Saturday is the last Saturday to vote in person prior to the Nov. 6 election.”

All 95 counties will be open Saturday. Voters with questions regarding the locations and hours of early voting are encouraged to contact their local election commission offices.


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A woman has been arrested in the shooting of a man while he was asleep early Thursday morning. Audrey Johnson, 61, is charged with attempted criminal homicide. At approximately 2:20 ... (click for more)

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Collegedale Police were notified on Thursday of a stolen vehicle in the Little Debbie Parkway area and quickly located it at the Murphy gas station at 5590 Little Debbie Parkway. When officers ... (click for more)



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Opinion

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Sports

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Power pitching, and a two-homer day from fourth-year player Ashlyn Holland, sent Chattanooga State to the second round of the NJCAA tournament. Chattanooga State's softball Tigers dispatched Southern Idaho on Tuesday 5-0. This result from Yuma was in large part thanks to another dominant start from right-handed flamethrower Sam Ryan (21-3), who went the distance and allowed ... (click for more)