After first week of early voting, 20% have cast ballots

After first week of early voting, 20% have cast ballots

After the first week of Early Voting, more than half of the total number of voters who participated in the 2014 midterm elections have cast ballots in Williamson County.

According to numbers from the Williamson County Election Commission, 31,668 have voted so far, or 20.1% of the 157,064 registered voters. In 2014, a total of 61,443 voted out of 139,009 who were registered then.

Voters who normally cast ballots at precinct 61, the Brentwood Library, have turned out in the highest proportion, with a total of 24.8 percent of the 5,029 registered in the precinct having voted at one of the early voting locations so far. Precinct 23, Oak View Elementary, was next with 24.5% of the 2,899 voters registered there having cast a ballot as of Tuesday.

The lightest precinct so far for turnout has been 33, people who normally vote at Chapman’s Retreat Elementary School in Spring Hill. 12.9% of the 3,086 registered there have voted. The next lightest is precinct 31, Heritage Elementary School, where 16.5% of the 5,220 voters registered there had voted as of Tuesday.

Early Voting may be done at any of the sites seven early voting sites. Election Day voting must be done at designated precincts. Early voting sites can be found HERE.

Offices appearing on the ballot will include Republican & Democratic nominees & Independent candidates for Governor, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives (7th Congressional District), Tennessee Senate (District 23) and Tennessee House of Representatives (Districts 61, 63 & 65).  Municipal candidates will also be seeking election in the City of Fairview (Mayor & One Commissioner), Town of Nolensville (Mayor & Two Alderman) and Town of Thompsons Station (Mayor & Two Alderman).

There also is a referendum to allow restaurants in unincorporated areas of Williamson County to apply for licenses to serve alcoholic beverages by the drink.

The polls are open each day of early voting from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and until 2 p.m. on Saturdays. On October 29, polls will begin to remain open until 6 p.m.

Early voting ends Thursday, November 1. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.

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