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Early voting set to top 2,500
Nearly 1 million vote in state
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The Frazier brothers, Edsel and Edward, took advantage of early voting last week at the courthouse. Nearly one million voters had taken to the polls in Tennessee as of Monday.
Turnout for the Nov. 6 election had neared one million voters in Tennessee by Saturday, the 10th day of the early voting period.More than 180,000 voters cast their votes on Friday and Saturday to bring the statewide total to 999,061 voters. By comparison, approximately 985,000 voters had cast ballots through the same period in 2008.Nearly 2,500 of those ballots were cast in DeKalb County.“Our turnout continues to outpace comparable elections,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett.The in-person early voting period will end tomorrow. The polls will be open at the DeKalb County Courthouse from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today, and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow.Voting totals so far in Dekalb County are as follows:•The total number of early voters as of Monday was 2,429.•Oct. 29 - 234 total: 220 in person, 14 absentees.•Oct. 27 - 192 total: 185 in person, seven absentees.•Oct.26 - 211 total: 205 in person, six absentees, plus three property rights voters in city referendum.•Oct. 25 - 316 total: 290 in person, 26 absentees, plus four property rights voters in city referendum.•Oct. 24 - 200 total: 195 in person, five absentees, plus two property rights voters in city referendum.•Oct. 23 - 197 total: 187 in person, 10 absentees, plus four property rights voters in city referendum.•Oct. 22 - 203 total: 200 in person, three absentees, plus one property rights voter.•Oct. 20 - 150 total: 140 in person, 10 absentees, plus one property rights vote by absentee/mail.*Oct. 19 - 213 total: 206 in person, seven absentees, plus three property rights votes by absentee/mail.•Oct. 18 - 322 total: 308 in person, 14 absentees, plus four property rights votes by absentee/mail in city referendum.*Oct. 17 - 191 total: 185 in person, 66 absentee, plus 52 property rights votes by absentee/mail in city referendum.