By BROOKE WANSER
At the end of the first day of early voting, nearly 6,000 Williamson County residents had cast a ballot in the midterm elections.
The early number at the end of Wednesday voting, 5,575, is higher than most elections, though it’s yet to be seen if voting will surpass the 2016 presidential election.
In the November 2016 election, 81,124 cast early votes in Williamson County.
In a recent release from personal finance Web site Wallethub, Tennessee ranked 49th for percentage of the electorate who voted in that election.
— Brooke Wanser (@Bwanser_writes) October 18, 2018
According to WalletHub, Tennessee ranked 49th among states and the District Columbia in the percentage of voters who cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election. West Virginia ranked 50th, Hawaii was at 51. The District of Columbia had the highest percentage voting. The full WalletHub report is HERE.
The highest number of votes on Wednesday were cast at the Williamson County Administrative Building, followed by the Brentwood Library and The Factory at Franklin, a new voting location.
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.