Early voting stats break records in Knox County

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The numbers continue to swell for early voting days according to the Knox County Election Commission.

Early voting for days one and two brought in over 9,000 people daily.

Day one of early voting on Wednesday broke records of at least 10 years, including three presidential elections (2008, 2012, 2016). With 9,265 votes cast, it was believed to have been a first-day early voting record for any election that has been recorded in Knox County history. 

The commission tweeted late Thursday that 9,507 people voted that day -“another banner day… fantastic first two days!” 

This year’s Election Day is not a presidential year. The record turnouts in Knox County could be happening for the close race between U.S. Senate candidates Congressman Marsha Blackburn and former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen,  who were about tied according to Thursday polls. 

The early voting period began Oct. 17 and runs to Nov. 1 for the upcoming Nov. 6 election night.  

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