Record Turnout for Tennessee Early Voting

People wait to vote outside the Bordeaux Library on the first day of Tennessee's early voting Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The early, in-person voting period runs Monday through Saturday until Thursday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

More than 270,000 residents voted early in Tennessee by Wednesday, according to the Secretary of State.

Between voting in person and submitting mail ballots, the office confirmed a 91% increase of early voting compared to 2016 and a 120% increase from 2012.

“I’m excited that Tennesseans are engaged and are making their voices heard at the polls,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said in a news release. “We are on pace to break our previous early voting turnout record, which was set in 2016.”

Early voting lasts until Oct. 29. Election Day is Nov. 3.

Voters are asked to wear a face mask and practice social distancing. To find your polling location, visit GoVoteTN.com. 

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