Tennessee Sets Early and Absentee Voting Record
Election officials say Tennessee has set a record for early and absentee voting.
Secretary of State TreHargett says almost 1.7 million people voted early in person or by mail, topping the record of almost 1.6 million during the 2008 presidential election.
Some voters were in line for hours Thursday, the last day to vote early. Voters still in line before the 7 PM cutoff were allowed to wait around to vote.
Davidson County Election Commission spokeswoman Nancy DeKalb says the last ballot at the Southeast Community Center was cast just before 10 p.m. Central. DeKalb says the last vote at another location, the Green Hills Library, came just before 9 p.m. About 174,500 people cast early and absentee ballots in Davidson County, more than in 2012, but less than in 2008.