Early voting ends with 18.9 percent turnout


Early voting ends with 18.9 percent turnout

Two weeks of early voting for the Nov. 4 state and municipal general elections ended Thursday with a total of 26,402 registered voters making it out to the polls in Williamson County. This reflects an 18.9 percent turnout of those registered to vote in Williamson County.

Two weeks of early voting for the Nov. 4 state and municipal general elections ended Thursday with a total of 26,402 registered voters making it out to the polls in Williamson County.

This reflects an 18.9 percent turnout of those registered to vote in Williamson County.

A total of 4,148 votes were counted on the last day of early voting, Oct. 30. The two-week period began Oct. 15.

The Williamson County Election Office counted 11,143 total ballots cast at the county building in Franklin; 8,310 cast at the Brentwood polling location; 1,873 in Nolensville; 2,886 in Spring Hill; 1,717 in Fairview and 473 mail/absentee ballots.

Numbers this year reflect a decrease of nearly 3.5 percent in voters from the last state general election in 2010. Early voting totals were 27,843, which was 22.3 percent of registered voters at the time.

For those in Williamson County who wait for Election Day, the Nov. 4 ballot includes races for state governor, the General Assembly, and the municipalities of Nolensville, Thompson’s Station and Fairview.

Voters in the municipalities of Brentwood, Fairview, Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station and Franklin may also weigh in on a referendum to allow the sale of wine in grocery stores.

In addition, voters can vote on four state constitutional amendments on abortion regulation, the lottery, state income tax and the state judiciary.

Voters should note that these four amendments can pass on the condition they each receive half the ballots cast in the gubernatorial race, plus one; i.e., if the governor’s race draws 500,000 voters, the amendment needs 500,001 votes to pass.

On Election Day, polls will be open countywide from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Precincts can be located here.

Jessica Pace covers Williamson County, Williamson County Schools and the Town of Nolensville for Home Page Media Group. Contact her at jess@brentwoodhomepage.com or follow her on Twitter @Jess_NHP.

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