With Tennessee’s early voting period ending Thursday, state and local vote totals have fallen below those from the 2008 presidential election.
Statewide, 1,456,804 people cast their ballots early, as 156,814 voted early in Davidson County. While that makes this year’s early voting turnout the second highest ever, both totals represent a drop in early voting compared to 2008, when 1,516,031 voted early statewide and 191,420 did so in Davidson County.
Early voting totals this year are significantly higher than those in 2004, the last year in which an incumbent president was at the top of the ballot.
As is typically the case, turnout in Davidson County was highest on the final day of early voting, Thursday.