1400 Ballots Cast in First Week of Early Voting

Huntsville, TN (2018-10-25) After a week of Early Voting, nearly 1400 ballots have been cast in Scott County in the November General Election.

As of the close of polling on Thursday, a total of 1,399 Scott County voters had cast ballots during the state’s 14-day Early Voting period.  According to Administrator of Elections Gabe Krahn, 1,274 votes had been cast in person at the county’s Early Voting sites at the close of the polls on Thursday (10/25).  In addition to those ballots, the county reported another 125 votes had been cast by mail or at one of the county’s nursing homes.

As of Thursday, voter turnout for this election cycle was three times 2014 levels. During the same period four years ago, only 458 ballots were cast.

Early Voting will continue through November 1st.  Polling hours are Mondays through Wednesday (October 22- October 31) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Friday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and Thursday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Voters have the option of voting at either of the county’s two Early Voting sites: 1) the Scott County Office Building located at 2845 Baker Highway in Huntsville, or 2) the Oneida Municipal Services Building located at 121 Municipal Drive in Oneida.

Tennesseans voting early or on Election Day should remember to bring valid photo identification with them to the polls. A driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security as well as photo IDs issued by Tennessee state government or the federal government are acceptable, even if they are expired. College student IDs are not acceptable.