By the end of early voting here Thursday, 5,317 Lincoln Countians had turned out to cast their ballots in federal, state and local elections – statewide, over 1.378 million Tennesseans had voted during the early voting phase of the elections.
Those are record breaking numbers for elections occurring during a year without presidential candidates on the ballot.
In the 2016 presidential election, a record setting 7,532 people cast their ballots early here in Lincoln County, while statewide in that election, 1.675 million Tennesseans had voted early. Eight years earlier, in 2008, 6,942 Lincoln Countians had voted early while 1.579 million Tennesseans had cast their ballots early.
Precincts across Lincoln County were to open at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, for the elections and remain open until 7 p.m.
Offices on the ballot include governor of Tennessee, U.S. Senate, U.S. House District 4, State House Districts 92 and 62, and State Exec Committeeman and Committeewoman for District 14.
And if you live in the City of Fayetteville, your ballot also includes the city mayor’s seat, three aldermanic seats and three seats on the Fayetteville Board of Education.
The Times and WYTM-FM 105.5 planned to be on the scene at the Lincoln County Election Commission throughout the evening Tuesday to cover results as they become available.
The Times will be updating results at elkvalleytimes.com as well as texting updates out through its text alert system throughout the evening, as well as posting those updated returns on its social media.