Monday, October 22, 2012

County early voting ahead of 2008

Turnout in Knox County early voting is slightly ahead of turnout from the 2008 presidential election, according to a release sent out by the election commission. So far, 24,417 folks have hit the ballot boxes compared to 24,123 in 2008.

“Early voting is a flexible and convenient option for many voters,” Knox County Administrator of Elections Cliff Rodgers said in a prepared statement. “Voters enjoy avoiding lines on election day.”

Residents can still vote early at nine spots. Polls are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. During the week and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. (The Deathstar location closes daily at 5 p.m., opens at noon on Thursday and will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday.)

Rodgers suggests that people who have moved recently, vote early. Just in case.

“We can process your change of address at any early voting location,” he said. “Remember, no matter where you live in Knox County, if you're registered to vote, you can vote at any early voting location.”

He also encouraged voters to study the proposed charter amendments.

You can find a sample ballot right smack here.

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