Early voting in Tennessee ends Saturday

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - The time to cast your ballot early in Tennessee is almost over.

The turnout for early voting is up in most counties compared to 2010.

Sullivan County election commissioner Jason Booher says they are on target to get about 25 percent of registered voters for this election.

He expects that by the end of August 2, about 12,000 will have voted, but he's hoping even more will take advantage of the early voting period. "It is a long ballot. Early voting ends Saturday. We'll be open at all three locations from 9 a.m. to noon. If a voter doesn't want to stand in line, we highly encourage, and have done so throughout the entire early voting period, to come out and cast a vote early," he said.

The voting locations in Sullivan County are the civic center in Kingsport, the National Guard armory in Bristol, and the election office in Blountville.

We've contacted other counties in Tennessee to get their early voting numbers and here's what we found out:

Sullivan County: 10,621 votes

Washington County: 7,290

Carter County: 5,203

Unicoi County: 1,736

Hawkins County: 3,355

Greene County: 4,978

Johnson County: 3,291

Election day will be on Thursday, August 8.

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