Election Officials Expect Record Voter Turnout

Posted at 3:29 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 19:44:08-04

Davidson County election officials said they expect a record voter turnout in a May election by the time polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday night.

Nearly 60,000 people voted early, and officials expect another 40,000 to cast a ballot on Election Day.

A number of judges, clerks, and the county sheriff are all on the ballot, but the high turnout is fueled by the city's proposed transit plan.

"In May elections we typically have about 40,000 people turnout total," said Jeff Roberts, the Administrator of Elections. "So we believe the transit vote is what's bringing out those additional 60,000 people."

Roberts said no Nashville precincts reported any major problems on Election Day. All equipment functioned as it should, and voting lines moved quickly.

Early voting totals came to 59,289.

Nashvillians have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to vote. If you're not sure where to vote, find that information here.

You do not need to bring your voter ID card, but you do need to bring a photo ID to your polling place.