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Early voting draws big numbers

Warren County residents are showing up at a steady pace at the polls.

After the first full week of early voting, 3,735 residents had cast their ballots by the close of business Wednesday.

Early voting continues for six more days until Nov. 1. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week, and 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday. Early voting takes place at the administrative offices on Locust Street.

Warren County residents have changed their voting habits in recent elections. After being roughly a 50-50 split for years, a clear majority of local voters now take advantage of early voting.

During the most recent election in August, 58 percent of the 10,136 total votes cast were done so during early voting. That translated to 1,486 more voting early than on Election Day in Warren County.

Key races for federal, state and local government are on the ballot. For governor, Bill Lee and Karl Dean are the two frontrunners. For U.S. Senate, Phil Bredesen is facing Marsha Blackburn.

In the Tennessee House, the 43rd District has Paul Sherrell against Les Trotman. The 47th District race pits Mike Winton against Rush Bricken.

U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais is facing Mariah Phillips in the 4th District. In addition, there are seats on the ballot in McMinnville and Morrison city elections.

For those who don’t take advantage of early voting, Election Day is Nov. 6.