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
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