TN Early Voting Turnout Down from 2008 Record

The final day of the early voting period proved to be the highest single-day turnout of the year across the state of Tennessee with more than 134,000 individuals casting their ballots Thursday, reports the News Sentinel.
The turnout of 1,456,824 voters ranks as the second-highest for early voting in state history, falling 59,207 ballots short of 2008’s presidential election total of 1,516,031 and exceeding 2004’s by more than a quarter million votes.
“I am extremely pleased with the success of early voting for this important election,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett in a statement. State officials noted that only 188 provisional ballots were used in all 95 counties as a result of voters appearing without a photo ID. Hargett urged voters who had not yet voted to do so.
“County election officials are now finalizing preparations for Election Day, and I encourage all eligible voters who have not cast their ballots yet to take advantage of the opportunity to exercise their right to vote on Tuesday,” Hargett said.

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