Record Number of Rutherford Countians Vote Early

Record Number of Rutherford Countians Vote Early | early voting, Tennessee, Rutherford County, Murfreesboro, Kent Syler, WGNS

Over 65,000 registered voters went to the election centers here in Rutherford County during this mid-term election. Forecasters say the record turnout will not help to predict the outcome of Tuesday's election.

In fact, MTSU Political Science Professor Kent Syler noted on WGNS' Truman Show . . .

And with the record turn-out for early voters across the nation, this may bode well for the "middle of the road America," . . .

Again, a record breaking 65,000-plus voters took advantage of early voting here in Rutherford County.

Looking at other parts of the Volunteer State, early voting in Hamilton County--that's Chattanooga, brought in a little over 67,000 votes. Around 350,000 took advantage of early voting in Knox County (Knoxville). In Davidson county (Nashville) more than 620,000 cast an early vote, which is more than double the previous midterm elections. In Shelby County (Memphis) of the roughly 579,000 registered voters, over 188,000 took advantage of early voting.

WGNS will give you up to the minute election results local from the Rutherford County Election Commission and nationally through the CBS radio network. Go to