Early Vote Total Approaches 9,000 In County, Surpasses 1.2 Million Statewide

Friday, October 23, 2020
by Jim Miller - Radio Greeneville News

With one week remaining in early voting for the November 3 federal and state election, the total number of votes already cast in Greene County is approaching the total for the entire 2016 early voting period.

Through Thursday, the Greene County Election Commission reports that 8,987 votes have been received, either through early voting or absentee balloting. That total includes 1,140 in-person votes on Thursday, which is the highest single-day total since early voting started last week.

Of the 8,987 early votes, 7,106 have been in-person and an additional 1,891 votes were received by mail. By comparison, there were a total of 10,668 early votes during the 2016 election cycle, and 11,425 early votes in 2012.

Through Wednesday, more than 1.2 million early votes have been cast in the state. Nearly 1.1 million voters have gone to the polls in Tennessee's 95 counties, with an additional 165,000 absentee and mail-in votes received.

Early voting is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. today and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Election Commission office on CCU Boulevard. The final day for early voting is next Thursday, October 29.

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