Early voting ahead of pace from 2008

Early voting ahead of pace from 2008
Voters in Obion County continue to show their support for the flexibility and convenience of early voting.
Through the first five days of the early voting period (including Monday’s totals), 2,916 of voters had cast their ballots, compared to 2,603 votes cast during the same period in 2008.
As of mid-morning today, 3,614 residents had voted early in Obion County.
“Obion County voters are making it clear they want their voices to be heard in this election,” said administrator of elections Leigh Schlager. “We are hopeful that the rest of the early voting period will be just as successful as our first few days.”
The early voting period will continue through Nov. 1. Contact the county election commission at 885-1901 for more details about location and hours.
Statewide, early voting continues to be strong through the first five days of early voting. A total of 103,642 voters cast their ballots Monday, bringing the overall total to 491,575 leading into the sixth day of early voting Tuesday. Tennessee has about a million registered voters.
“Voter turnout continues to exceed expectations,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “Voters continue to avoid long Election Day lines by voting early.”
Published in The Messenger 10.24.12

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