With four days of Early Voting left, participation continues to be strong


With four days of Early Voting left, participation continues to be strong

With four more days left in the Early Voting period, about a third of the voters have made their choice in the Nov. 6 midterm election.

According to numbers from the Williamson County Election Commission, 50,866 have voted so far, or 32.4% of the 157,064 registered voters. In 2014, a total of 61,443 voted out of 139,009 who were registered then.

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 2-3, Oak View Elementary, have edged past precinct 6-1, the Brentwood Library, for the highest turnout proportion so far, with a total of 40.65 percent of the 2,899 registered voters having cast a ballot as of Saturday. The larger Brentwood precinct 6-1 has seen 40.24 percent of the 5,029 registered there having voted at one of the early voting locations so far.

The lightest precinct so far for turnout continues to be 3-3, people who normally vote at Chapman’s Retreat Elementary School in Spring Hill. 21.9% of the 3,086 registered there have voted.

Early Voting may be done at any of the sites seven early voting sites. On Election Day, Nov. 6, 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 Thompson’s 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 the remaining days of early voting from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

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