Early voting began in Tennessee for the state's primary and general elections.
We spoke with a representative of the election committee in Bristol, Tennessee who said that they expected 15,000 to 16,000 voters to come out, which is normal for this type of election.
The representative told us about the importance of voting for the smaller elections. "Government in Nashville may take weeks, months, years to move legislation. On the county level it could take minutes, hours, or even a matter of days to pass legislation," said Jason Booher, administrator of elections.
Booher also said that when the presidential election rolls around the will be expecting around 65,000 people, a large increase from the state primary.
Early voting is going on now until July 28.