WilCo early voters out in droves, election official says

Early voting for the upcoming election ends Nov. 4. Election Day is Nov. 8.

Early voting for the upcoming election ends Nov. 4. Election Day is Nov. 8.

As of Oct. 27, the fourth day of early voting, Williamson County had 72,852 people turn out to cast their ballots early.

According to Chris Davis, elections administrator for the county, that number is a large increase from previous elections. On day four of early voting in 2008, 35,762 people had voted, and in 2012 that number was 39,062, Davis said.

Davis credits the high numbers to not only Williamson County's growth, but also excitement and preparedness around the election.

“Some of it is attributed to population [growth], but this more than [anything] is the willingness for people to get in and get it done [and to] not to wait until Election Day," Davis said.

Early voting runs until Nov. 4, with Election Day on Nov. 8. Davis said he is expecting voter turnout numbers to continue spiking.

“It's possible that we are looking at 70 percent [voter turnout]," Davis said. "That would be around 213,000 [people] and maybe even higher.”

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