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Early voting down in Tennessee
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The number of early voters have plummeted around the state compared to four years ago as voters snub their noses at this year’s ballot.As of Thursday morning, the same was true in Warren County as 509 fewer voters had cast early ballots than did in the same November election four years ago. Neighboring Van Buren County and Grundy County were among only five counties in Tennessee where voting was higher this year as compared to 2010. The other three counties were Blount, Lake and Loudon.While Warren County appears to be part of the statewide trend, director of elections Donna Smith said they were finishing with a flourish in the early voting room of the county government offices on Locust Street.“We’ve picked up this week,” said Smith on Thursday.