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Early voting is underway for Tennessee's August primaries and general elections — but you only have until Saturday to cast a vote ahead of Election Day. You can visit any polling location during the early voting period, and so far, residents have voted in Green Hills more than in any other part of the county.

Local turnout

According to early voting numbers, 30,849 people in Davidson County have cast their ballot during the first 11 days of early voting, which runs through Saturday, July 28.

As you can see in the chart below, Green Hills Library has the highest turnout with 4,077 votes. Howard Office Building, the only open location during the first five days, has seen 3,563 voters so far.

Totals were not yet available for individual polling locations on Wednesday, July 25.

Early voting numbers - GH

Statewide turnout

Statewide voting numbers show that 408,862 people have voted since July 13. Of those numbers, 264,735 have used Republican ballots and 130,979 have used Democratic ballots.

According to Tennessee's Secretary of State Tre Hargett, voter turnout is higher than in previous primaries.

Who are the candidates?

Governor

The Republican front-runners include U.S. Rep. Diane Black of Gallatin, Commissioner Randy Boyd of Knoxville, Bill Lee of Franklin and state House Speaker Beth Harwell of Nashville.

The two leading Democrats vying for the nomination are former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh.

U.S. Senate

Candidate U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, from Brentwood, faces Murfreesboro truck driver Aaron L. Pettigrew. They are running to replace Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

Former senator Phil Bredesen, Chattanooga attorney John Wolfe and Gary Davis of Nashville are on the Democratic ballot.

Local candidates

County general seats include vice mayor, District 8 school board (Green Hills area), county sheriff, district attorney and other elected positions.

Where can I vote?

Here’s where you can early vote in Davidson County until Saturday:

  • Belle Meade City Hall – 4705 Harding Pike, Nashville
  • Bellevue Library – 720 Baugh Road, Nashville
  • Bordeaux Library – 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville
  • Casa Azafrán Community Center – 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville
  • Edmondson Pike Library – 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville
  • Goodlettsville Community Center – 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville
  • Green Hills Library – 3701 Benham Avenue, Nashville
  • Hermitage Library – 3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage
  • Howard Office Building – 700 2nd Avenue South, Nashville
  • Madison Station Fifty Forward – 301 Madison Street, Madison
  • Southeast Library – 5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch

Polls are open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. A sample ballot for the election can be found on the commission's website.

Davidson County voters can cast their ballots at any early voting location but must vote at their designated polling location on Election Day. You can find where to vote here.

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.

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