We're now at the halfway mark for early voting, and more than 220,000 folks across the state have cast votes in the Nov. 4 election.
Of those, almost 19,000 are from Knox County. And that's up slightly from the almost 16,000 who voted early by the halfway mark in the August election.
Still, it lags the November 2010 election (20,000 at the halfway point) and the November 2006 election (23,700), which also featured a gubernatorial contest.
Early voting wraps up Oct. 30.