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Final early voting numbers up 51 percent over 2016

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As of press time Monday, early voting was already over and done and election officials and poll workers were getting ready for the big day on Tuesday.

According to official state figures, a total of 8,036 ballots, including 7,471 early votes and 565 absentee ballots, were cast in the county during the early voting period from Oct. 14 to Oct. 29.

That’s a 51 percent increase over the 5,316 early ballots cast before the 2016 presidential election.

And it may be the biggest early voting turnout ever in Carroll County, though that could not be officially confirmed as of press time.

But with around 17,200 registered voters in the county, there were still over 9,100 potential votes that could have been added on election day at the 15 voting locations around the county.

Statewide, early voting was up 36 percent over 2016 with over 2.28 million ballots cast as compared to around 1.68 million in 2016.

All of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced increases in early voting.

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