High Voter Turnout, Many New Registered Voters

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Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley

Interest in the November 8th presidential election is very high and the numbers show it. Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley tells NewsRadio WGNS Presidential election years drive up voter participating and all the key markers are there for a record voter turnout for this election...

Farley estimates a 74-percent voter turnout for the November 8th election. That means 124-thousand of the county's nearly 168-thousand registered voters would cast a ballot. That compares to a mere 14-percent who voted in August this year.

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Farley says before early voting began Wednesday, his office was busy registering new voters...

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Additionally, the election administrator believes the county is on pace to vote nearly six-thousand daily during the early voting period for between 82-and-84-thousand votes. Over the last number of years, about two-thirds of voters will vote early. That would leave another estimated 40-to-41-thousand to vote on election day.

Another interesting note is voter turnout in the last two presidential elections. The last time there was no incumbent in the White House was in 2008, when the county saw a 72-percent voter turnout. In 2012, the Obama-Romney race generated a 69-percent voter turnout in Rutherford County.

Farley reminds voters that there are other offices besides president they'll be voting on...

We have a link to the sample ballots from the Rutherford County Election Commission on our website, WGNSRadio.com, keyword election.

LINK TO SAMPLE BALLOT

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