More than 220,000 Tennesseans have voted early or absentee by mail for the Aug. 2 election – setting a record for a comparable election, according to Secretary of State Tre Hargett.
Through Wednesday, the total number of people voting early or absentee was 223,281.
For comparison, 206,174 Tennesseans voted during the entire early voting period in August 2008.
In Warren County, early voting continues today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the rear of the county administrative building.
After a sluggish start, early voting has gained steam in Warren County.
There had been 1,963 early votes cast as of the last report Wednesday night. The number has already surpassed the 1,577 who voted early in the general election four years ago in 2008.
For a complete report, see story on page 7-A.