Early voter turnout sees 21 percent increase over 2017 after one week


Early voter turnout sees 21 percent increase over 2017 after one week

By RACHAEL LONG

Early voting is halfway complete, with just one week left to cast an early ballot in the Brentwood municipal election.

According to Election Administrator Chad Gray, 1,226 of the 31,615 registered voters have already voted, or nearly 4 percent. According to Williamson County Election Commission records, voter turnout is approximately 21 percent higher than it was after seven days of early voting in 2017.

Early voting has historically been important in Brentwood elections. In 2017, nearly 68 percent of the 3,836 ballots cast were recorded during early voting. Early voting accounted for 67 percent of the 2015 vote, and nearly 70 percent of the total ballots cast in 2013.

“Early voting is extremely popular with many of our voters because it allows some flexibility to those who may be unable to cast a ballot on Election Day,” Gray said in a press release. “Please remember to bring your Tennessee state issued or your Federal issued Photo ID, even if it is expired (unless exempt under the law) to vote.”

Other early voting locations include City Hall at 5211 Maryland Way in Brentwood and the Williamson County Election Commission office at 1320 West Main Street in Franklin.

The Brentwood Library is located at 8109 Concord Road in Brentwood.

About 83 percent of early voting ballots for this election have been cast at the Brentwood Library, 15 percent at City Hall and less than 2 percent were cast at the Election Commission office.

Early voting locations will be open until 6 p.m. May 2.

Polls are open on Election Day, May 7, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at designated Election Day polling places.

For more information on early voting or the 2019 Brentwood municipal election, visit the commission website here, download the GoVoteTN voter App or call the Election Commission office at (615) 790-5711.

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