Voting in this year’s local elections is on pace to be low, with only 262 Nashvillians choosing to vote early as of 3:40 p.m. on Thursday.
Low turnout is nothing unusual for Davidson County’s local elections, according to election commission administrator Ray Barrett, who projects about 10 percent of registered voters, or just over 30,000 people, to show up to the polls.
“These are pretty standard numbers for a May election,” Barrett said.
Early voting began yesterday and will continue until April 29. The only early-voting location is at the Metro Office Building at 800 Second Ave. South near the old Howard school building. Election Day is May 4.
The most hotly contested election is the Juvenile Court Clerk race in which current clerk Vic Lineweaver is trying to fend off several others in the Democratic primary.
Another closely watched race is the Democratic primary for Criminal Court clerk, with clerk David Torrence facing opposition from Metro Councilman Michael Craddock.