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Early voting going strong
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Local residents are showing an appetite to vote this election cycle.

With high-profile offices such as county executive and sheriff to be determined, activity has been steady in the early voting room. Eight days of early voting are in the books and 3,298 votes have been cast, according to election administrator Donna Smith. That translates to 412 votes per day.

“We’ve already surpassed our early voting totals for May and we still have a week to go,” said Smith. “We’ve had a number of first-time voters, which is always nice to see, and one thing I’m noticing is we’re having a lot of younger people who are voting.”

Six days of early voting remain until Saturday, July 28 at noon. Smith predicts Warren County could have 6,000 early votes cast. Election Day is Thursday, Aug. 2.

The race for sheriff has been especially captivating with six candidates battling for the job. With votes getting split six ways, uncertainty continues to swirl around who will emerge victorious.

County executive is viewed much the same way with four candidates on the ballot, although only three have been actively campaigning.

Other countywide races to be decided include circuit court clerk, register of deeds, and trustee. All 24 seats on the Warren County Commission are up for grabs, although the four seats in the 6th and 7th Districts have already been decided.

This election cycle also serves as the primary for state and federal races. Tennesseans will reduce their choices to one Democrat and one Republican running for governor after Aug. 2.

It is also the primary for Tennessee House, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate.