CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Election officials in Hamilton County say an influx of new residents has pushed the number of registered voters to an all-time high.
According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the nearly 220,000 residents now registered to vote is up 24 percent over 2004.
Officials say 15,000 new registrations have been processed since the 2008 presidential election and about 2,000 additional forms are being processed.
The deadline for registration is Oct. 8 in person and an Oct. 6 postmark if registering by mail. Early voting begins Oct. 17.