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.
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.
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.
So far, 394,215 Tennesseans have voted early! 2018 early voting numbers show a 6.83% jump from 2014 and 17.70% jump from 2010. Let’s keep these numbers climbing. You can vote early today through Saturday! #GoVoteTN More here: https://t.co/RTxj8B249P pic.twitter.com/HrWbUU9OS3— Tre Hargett (@SecTreHargett) July 25, 2018
Who are the candidates?
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.
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.
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.