Turnout Sets Record in Cannon County for Opening Day of Early Voting

Around the nation voter turnout has been high. Voters across Tennessee and Cannon County are part of that movement. As of the close of polls on Oct. 15, the second day of early voting in Tennessee, 453,858 voters had cast their ballot for the November 3rd State and Federal General election.

“Over 10 percent of Tennessee voters have already voted, and this high turnout demonstrates the public’s confidence in Tennessee’s electoral process,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

Early voting for the State and Federal General election runs Monday to Saturday until Thursday, October 29th. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd.

This was the view for Christian Grantham
at 8:05 Wednesday morning.
Photo: Christian Grantham

In Cannon County, first day voting set a record of 278 voters and second day was 219.  If you traveled thru the square during voting hours, it was easy to notice the line.  With safety measures in place and six-foot distancing between voters, the line quickly travels down Tatum Street on to Main.

According to the state’s Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins, “Our office and election commissions across Tennessee have been preparing for this election and specifically the new challenges of running a safe election during COVID-19 since March. It is because of their hard work and diligent planning that we are seeing voters have a smooth voting experience.”

Tennessee voters can find their early voting and Election Day hours, polling locations and more with the GoVoteTN app or online at GoVoteTN.com. The GoVoteTN app is free to download in the App Store or Google Play.

In Cannon County, early voting hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am until 1pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays are from 4 to 7 and Saturdays are from 8 till Noon. Cannon County Election Administrator Matt Teply has informed WBRY that on the final day of early voting, Thursday, October 29th hours for Cannon Countians will be from 8am until 7pm.

While visiting the polls, Tennesseans are encouraged to wear a face covering and maintaining a six-foot distance from poll officials and other voters. For more information about early voting in Tennessee, go to GoVoteTN.com or call the Division of Elections toll-free at 1-877-850-4959.