Voter turnout high in county, state

Voter turnout high in county, state
Voter turnout high in county, state | Voter turnout high in county, state
By BRAD GASKINS
News Editor
A total of 2,135 votes have already been cast in Weakley County for the Nov. 6 general and municipal election.
Early voting began Oct. 17 and continues through Nov. 1.
There are 21,288 registered voters in the county, according to county election commissioner Barbara Castleman.
In Weakley County, early voting is conducted at the election commission office located at 135 South Poplar St., Suite A in Dresden.
Early voting hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 8:30 a.m. until noon on Oct. 27.
Tennessee voters have continued to turn out in large numbers during the first four days of early voting.  
Statewide, a total of 387,933 voters have cast their ballots leading into the fifth day of early voting Oct. 22.  Based on numbers submitted by the counties, only 31 voters statewide have voted with provisional ballots because they showed up at polling locations without federal- or state-issued photo identification. Of those 31 individuals, 16 have already returned with the proper identification and had their ballots counted.
“I am pleased voter turnout remains strong,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett wrote in a press release. “Tennessee voters continue to take advantage of the flexibility and convenience of early voting.”
Brad Gaskins may be contacted by email at wcpeditor@frontiernet.net.
Published in The WCP 10.23.12

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