Early Voting In Nashville Mayor Race Ends

Posted at 9:58 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-19 20:55:39-04

Less than a week from now, voters will decide who will fill former Mayor Megan Barry's term until the full mayoral election next year.

Nearly 27,000 people had voted early as of Friday out of more than 400,000 registered voters.

Before the final day of early voting on Saturday, May 19, NewsChannel 5 Political Analyst Pat Nolan said this could be one of the lowest turnouts in Metro Nashville history.

"I mean I think we should have a bigger civic responsibility for doing that," Nolan said. "I understand that this is a special election and we're used to having elections at certain times, and they're not used to them being three weeks apart."

Voting locations were open until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Following the final day of early voting, election officials said that last day was the biggest for early voting turnout with more than 7,800 voters casting their ballots. That brought the early voting grand total to 34,576.