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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee election officials expect to break another record when the early voting period ends on Thursday, but they acknowledge remnants of superstorm Sandy could affect voter turnout in the northeastern part of the state.
Since early voting started on October 17, more than 1.3 million voters had cast their ballots as of Wednesday for the November 6 presidential election. In November 2008, there were about 1.5 million early voters in Tennessee.
"The final day of early voting is typically our largest single day turnout, and we hope the same holds true this year," said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. "County election officials have worked hard to ensure that voters have had a chance to vote when it is most convenient for them."
However, wintry weather spinning off the edge of Sandy caused snowfall in several East Tennessee counties on Tuesday, including up to 22 inches in the higher elevations of Sevier County and 17 inches on the mountaintops of Carter County.
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