Voter turnout for this election could potentially be the highest it’s been in recent years, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett said.

Statewide, turnout through the first 10 days of early voting has increased 39.84 percent over the same period in 2016.

“We have seen high turnout numbers during early voting, and I urge Tennesseans to take advantage of these final days of early voting,” said Hargett.


In Tipton County, voter turnout has increased by 21.39 percent thus far. Through Saturday, 15,492 people had voted early and absentee. In 2016, that number was 12,762.

The busiest day so far was on Thursday, Oct. 22, when 1,885 people voted. Here’s a breakdown of how many people have voted each day in Tipton County:

In 2008, there were 17,554 early and absentee votes. That is the current record for turnout in Tipton County.

Early voting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday. The last day for early voting will be Thursday, Oct. 29.


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