Thursday, October 20, 2016

Big turnout on 1st day of voting

Early voting for the presidential and state general election got underway in Knox County on Wednesday.

Election officials said more than 8,800 people cast their ballot in Knox County on the first day of the early voting period. That's a bigger turnout for the first day of early voting than in 2008, when there 5,887 voters on the first day, and 2012, when there were 6,392.

So far, the Downtown West location has been the busiest spot.

As of Wednesday, there were more than 238,000 registered voters in Knox County.

The early voting period runs through Nov. 3.

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