Monday, August 1, 2016

Knox Co. early voting numbers in

Early voting for the Knox County general elections and the state and federal primaries wrapped up Saturday with a little more than 13,153 folks casting ballots.

The total breakdown: 11,977 voted early plus another 1,176 absentee so far. 

That means about 405 more residents voted during the past two weeks than voted early four years ago.

As of July 8 - right before early voting - Knox County had 226,702 active voters. In other words, something like 5.8 percent of active voters actually voted so far.

According to the county elections office, some 9,147 voted in the Republican primary; 3,749 in the Democratic primary and 207 in the general election. 

Election officials expect another 13,000 to 14,000 to show up on Thursday to vote. That's about what they had four years ago.

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