With one day left for early voting, turnout for Franklin elections remains under 3%

Updated: Oct. 17 at 11:00 a.m.

Early voting for the city of Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen election has been ongoing for the past two weeks, and totals show the number of voters in this year's election is still down from 2017.

Just 1,504 registered voters in the city have cast their ballot in the election so far—about 2.8% of registered voters—according to totals released Oct. 16 by Williamson County election officials.

Totals show wards 3 and 4 have the highest voting totals at 473 each, while Ward 1, located on the east side of the city, has the lowest turnout with just 170 votes cast.

Source: Williamson County Election Commission

At this point in early voting in 2017, 4.1% of voters had cast their ballot.

Early voting for this year's election ends Oct. 17, and Election Day is Oct. 22. For a refresher on who is running and to learn more about the candidates, check out our Q&A's with the candidates, which ran in the September edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

Not sure if you are registered to vote? Eligible voters can check if their registration is active here: www.vote.org/am-i-registered-to-vote
By Wendy Sturges

A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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