Davidson County's early voting numbers surpass last midterm's

Posted at 3:32 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 16:32:28-04

Voters in Davidson County did not waste any time to cast their ballot in the midterm election.

The number of people who voted on the first day of early voting far surpassed last midterm's early voting numbers.

On Wednesday, 10,249 people voted. On the first day of early voting four years ago, 557 people voted.

This year's midterm election will decide the state's governor and critical U.S. Senate Seat, which may explain the higher voter turnout.

Businessman Bill Lee is vying to be the next Governor over former Nashville mayor Karl Dean. 

Sen. Bob Corker's seat is up for grabs and former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen is in an air-tight race with Congressman Marsha Blackburn.