Today is the Last Day for Early Voting

(WVLT) -- This is the last day of early voting in Tennessee.

Turnout has been heavy so far, and polls are expected to be busy today.

Through Monday, more than 587,000 people had participated in early voting. State election workers say this is a 48% increase over the same period during the midterm elections four years ago.

Thompson expects the total early voting turnout to rise to about 800,000 because the final three days are typically the heaviest.

University of Tennessee political science professor Anthony Nownes called the numbers "amazing." He predicts a large turnout on election day as well and attributes it to the close US senate race between Democrat Harold Ford Junior and Republican Bob Corker.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.

To see a sample ballot, go to the Knox County's Election Commission website.


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