Voter Registration Increases in Days Leading up to Election

By: Whitney Daniel
By: Whitney Daniel

Knoxville (WVLT) - Election officials across Tennessee are still crunching the numbers, with voter registration deadlines ending over the weekend.

Volunteer TV's Whitney Daniel takes a look at how many of you are signed up to vote for the November election.

It's certainly an election that's generating a lot of interest with East Tennesseans.

In fact, some counties have had up to 300 people registering to vote in the past three days.

Election commissioners say the numbers aren't as high as a presidential election, but many races of interest have enticed more people to register this time.

"There's been a tremendous amount of interest in this whole election, everything on the ballot, there's ten questions on the ballot. There's all different races and everything, we're expecting to be very busy on Election Day," says Knox County Election Commissioner Greg MacKay.

In Knox County, they've added another 5,000 voters in the past month. That brings the total number of people registered to vote in the county to 247,393.

Blount County election officials hope to see 76,789 voters at the polls on Election Day.

Sevier County has 50,000.

Anderson County has registered 47,064 people.

Hamblen has 30,000.

And Loudon County has 28,919 registered voters.

Early voting in Tennessee begins October 18th and runs through November 2nd.

For more information on locations, contact your local election commission.

Commissioners still have paperwork coming in and anything they receive this week post-marked Sunday or earlier is valid.


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