Early voting number far surpasses 2014 primary as polls close Saturday


Early voting number far surpasses 2014 primary as polls close Saturday

ABOVE: The dark green indicates more than a 90 percent increase in early voting from 2014. // TENNESSEE SECRETARY OF STATE

By BROOKE WANSER

Tomorrow is the last day of early voting, and already voter turnout numbers have outpaced the 2014 early voting period.

When polls closed on Thursday night, 15,996 Williamson County residents had cast a ballot.

That accounts for just under 11 percent of the registered voters in the county, a significant increase from the 2014 early voting period, where 8.6 percent of registered voters showed up to the polls.

It’s likely the hotly contested election for governor and the District 61 House seat are driving more traffic than usual to the polls, along with contested county commission seats.

As previously reported in the Home Page, Secretary of State Tre Hargett recently released statewide data comparing the 2014 election turnout with the 2018 cycle, which shows a surge of Democratic voters in the county long known as a Republican stronghold.

Voting locations in Fairview, Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville and Spring Hill are open today until 6 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow.

Early voting closes Saturday at noon, and election day is Thursday, August 2.

Below is a list of the voting locations still open through Saturday.

Williamson County Administrative Complex (Election Commission)

1320 West Main Street

Franklin, TN 37064

Columbia State Community College-Franklin Campus

1228 Liberty Pike

Franklin, TN 37067

John P. Holt Brentwood Library

8109 Concord Road

Brentwood, TN 37027
Fairview Recreation Center

2714 Fairview Boulevard

Fairview, TN 37062

Nolensville Recreation Center

7250 Nolensville Road

Nolensville, TN 37135

Longview Recreation Center

2909 Commonwealth Drive

Spring Hill, TN  37174

 

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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