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Nearly 70K have early voted in Nashville so far

Posted at 6:25 AM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 09:21:11-04

In less than one week, more than a half million people in Tennessee have early voted. In Davidson County, polling locations are averaging about 10,000 voters a day.

To put these numbers in perspective, it took the entire early voting period in 2014 to get as many early voters in Davidson County as have come out in first half of early voting this year.

Metro reports that 68,321 people have voted as of Tuesday night. In 2014, there were 65,025 early votes total.

However, in 2014 Metro only had one polling location open the first five days. From day six on, it had all 11 locations.

This year, there are two competitive statewide races on the ballot and there are also six Metro amendments bringing people to the polls. 

Six amendments on the Davidson County ballot: we break them down

The Davidson county ballot is 9 pages. Click here to see a sample ballot. 

Davidson County reports it has more people registered this time around than in 2014. There are 391,746 people registered to vote compared to 301,864.