Election Day turnout light

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 4:53pm

As of 3:15 p.m., Election Day turnout for Metro’s general election has been decidedly low, with an estimated 11,400 to 14,250 Davidson County citizens casting votes.

Albert Tieche , the county’s elections administrator, told The City Paper an estimated 4 to 5 percent of Metro’s 285,000 active registered voters had voted through Thursday afternoon.

Tieche said he hopes Election Day turnout matches the total from early voting when 33,050 people took part, or more than 11.5 percent of registered voters. Turnout is less than halfway to that mark.

“We'll get a big push around dinner time, but I don’t know,” Tieche said. “Maybe we’ll make it or maybe we won’t. We’ll wait and see.”