Early Voting For Transit Referendum To Begin Wednesday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In just a few hours, polls open for early voting in Davidson County. 

After years of engineering studies and public input, a transit is finally on the ballot, and people can start voting as early as Wednesday.

There are a number of other races on the ballot, as well, including the sheriff's race and several court-related positions. 

However, transit is the biggest issue for voters to decide. 

Supporters have said the time for transit is now. The $5.4-billion plan would include five light rail lines, four rapid bus lines, a commuter rail, and a downtown tunnel.

"I got the chance to vote for the transit referendum which is on the ballot this time," Mayor David Briley said. "I think it’s important for the city to come together and decide to invest in itself and build out the network of transit and transportation that I know we need going forward to continue to be a prosperous, high quality of life and community."

Over a span of 14 years, Davidson County residents will pay a $10 surcharge a month to fund the plan. The other 50 percent will come from those visiting Nashville. 

Early voting for the Nashville transit referendum will last from Wednesday, April 10 through April 26.

Here's a list of early voting locations: 

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Transit for Nashville officials said they're expecting record numbers for the referendum. 

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