Tennessee smashes early voting record with more than 1.8M casting ballot

GOP Senate Candidate Marsha Blackburn Campaigns In Franklin, Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —We are now just six days out from the general election, and Tennessee has already smashed its early voting record.

As of Monday on the 11th day of early voting in the state, a record-breaking 1,808,546 voters had cast their ballot for the Nov. 3 presidential election.

With early voting ending Thursday, the Secretary of State's Office says turnout has already surpassed the previous record set during the 2016 presidential election when 1,689,989 Tennesseans voted early or absentee by-mail.

"This election, Tennesseans are engaged and are taking advantage of the convenience of early voting," said Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett. "In the final days of early voting as well as on Election Day, Tennesseans can cast their votes in a clean, safe, and secure environment."

The final day of early voting is Thursday, Oct. 29. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Voters can find their early voting and election day hours, polling locations and more online at GoVoteTN.com.

While at the polls, the Secretary of State's office is encouraging Tennesseans to wear a face covering and maintain a six-foot distance from poll officials and other voters. Tennesseans must also bring their valid photo ID to cast their ballot. Learn more here or by calling toll free 1-877-850-4959.