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Approximately 5,500 Lincoln Countians – or 46% of the county’s 12,000 registered voters – had cast their ballots as of Monday in the Nov. 6 elections, said Shelia Allen, administrator of elections here.
With early voting continuing through Thursday, Nov. 1, as well as Election Day voting yet to go, officials have little doubt that turnout will be the largest on record.
The strong showing is holding true statewide, as 816,645 Tennesseans had cast their ballots during the first eight days of the early voting period. The figures are exceeding comparable early voting numbers for the 2008 November election, which until now had marked the largest turnout on record.
During that time, the Lincoln County Election Commission is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The commission is located in room 106 of the Ralph Hastings Building at 208 Davidson Street East, Fayetteville.
Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, will see polls open at 9 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. that evening for state and federal elections, as well as Fayetteville city elections, a referendum on raising the sales and use tax from 9.5 to 9.75%, and elections to the Charter Commission.