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Warren County fell short of setting an early voting record, but the numbers were still high going into Tuesday’s election when polls across the county will be open.
The county’s precincts will open at 8 a.m. for those who did not choose the early vote option and will remain open until 7 p.m. Those appearing at their home precincts need to bring some sort of government-issued photo ID in order to vote.
“The most common are driver’s licenses and some show gun permits,” said election administrator Donna Smith. “It has to be some kind of legitimate government photo ID. Things like student identifications do not count.”
The election, which offers races ranging from McMinnville Mayor to U.S. President, has already brought 7,436 to the polls through the early voting option which expired Thursday.
The two biggest days for early voting were the first day and last day. There were 779 who voted the first day and 657 the last day. No day, other than the three-hour Saturday voting, had less than 500 voters.
While the strong early voting numbers are likely indicative of a big overall turnout for Tuesday’s election, the total figure fell short of the all-time early voting record set four years ago during the same November election in 2008.
That year, 8,291 people voted early in Warren County. That was followed by 6,347 voters on election day. The total of 14,638, stands as an all-time record for Warren County for voter participation.