Early voting numbers top 6,200 only three days into process

Monday, July 18, 2011 at 7:36pm

A daily flow of more than 2,000 Davidson County citizens have voted early, bringing Metro general election’s three-day voting total to 6,246.

On Friday, the first day of early voting, 2,201 voters hit the polls, with another 2,030 taking part Saturday, and 2,015 voting on Monday. Early voting runs through July 30, with Election Day on Aug. 4.

Lacking a competitive mayor’s race on the top of the ballot, it appears only 50,000 to 60,000 voters may participate in this year’s election. For comparison, more than 100,000 citizens voted in 2007 when a crowded field of contenders vied for mayor.

“There’s no big mayor’s race driving the ticket,” Davidson County Elections Administrator Albert Tieche said.

The Green Hills Library has been the busiest polling of the nine voting locations, with 946 citizens deciding to vote there, followed by the Bellevue Community Center with 848 voters, and the Metro Office Building on Second Avenue with 846 voters.

Living Word Community Church in Antioch has received the fewest votes with 381.

Vote tallies by location are as follows:

Bordeaux Library — 750

Belle Meade United Methodist Church — 412

Bellevue Community Center — 848

Edmondson Pike Library — 806

Green Hills Library — 946

Hermitage Library — 666

Metro Office Building on Second Avenue — 846

Living Word Community Church — 381

Madison Library — 451