Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rodgers: Early voting dismal so far

Cliff Rodgers

That’s how Knox County Administrator of Elections Cliff Rodgers described early voting a week after it started.

“It’s basically what we thought it would be – pitiful,” he said.

As it stands, just over 1,150 people had voted by mid-Wednesday with a week left in early voting for city races. Election Day is set for Sept. 29.

“You don’t have a heated mayor’s race driving it,” Rodgers said. “Other than the at-large Seat C – that’s the primary reason people are getting out to vote. It will matter to those candidates since some of them will be eliminated in this election.”

The mayor’s seat, a municipal judge post, and four City Council seats are up for re-election.

In an unrelated state race, the general election for the 14th District state House seat also is under way. Jason Zachary won the GOP primary race, and Zachary has no competition Sept. 29.

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