Friday, July 18, 2014

Turnout stronger than May's election

Well, early voting is off to a "strong start," according to Knox County's election stud, Cliff Rodgers:  administrator of casting votes.

Turnout at this point - 4 p.m. on Friday - has seen 2,000 folks casting ballots with three hours left in the day.

That's compared to 855 during the May county primary.

He said at this point, the town of Farragut has secured almost 500 signatures to get the "wine" vote on the November ballot. (half way there, since they need 782 signatures.)

Rodgers expects the pro-wine group to reach the magic number by late next week.

He said around then his team of petition counters will start counting signatures for Knoxville.

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