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Early voting ends on high note

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:56 PM

Wilson County early voting ended on a strong note, with more than 11,000 voters casting their ballots ahead of time.

“With the strong turnout, voters are showing their commitment to voting,” Warren said. “Because they have already voted, they won’t have to worry about anything keeping them from making it to their assigned polling place on Election Day. By voting early, voters can anxiously look forward to Election Day and hearing the results.”

Early voting ended Saturday, and the total number of early votes cast was 11,686; the total number of absentee votes cast was 250.

The strongest day for early voting was Friday, as early voting neared the end, with 1,363 votes cast.

“The turnout has been great, with 1,760 more votes  cast this year than in the same election in 2010,” said Warren.

Early voting was available July 17 through Aug. 2, Monday through Friday at four Wilson County locations – the Election Commission office, the Gladeville Community Center, the Mt. Juliet Community Center and the Watertown Community Center.  

The ballot that awaits voters for this election is the largest ballot since 2006. This election includes the Republican and Democratic federal and state primary and the Wilson County general elections. The Election Commission offered the 2014 Voter Handbook and sample ballots online at wilsonvotes.com to help Wilson County voters be prepared and have the best voting experience possible. Sample ballots were printed in all local newspapers.

Election Day for the federal and state Republican and Democratic primaries and the Wilson County general election is Thursday.

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