Early voting totals show just 3.4% turnout in Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen election

Early voting for the city of Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen election has ended, and totals show the number of voters in this year’s election was down from 2017.

Just over 1,770 registered voters in the city have cast their ballot in the election so far—about 3.4% of registered voters—according to totals released Oct. 17 by Williamson County election officials.

Totals show Ward 3, located on the south side of the city, had the highest number of votes at 564, while Ward 1, located on the east side of the city, has the lowest turnout with just 212 votes cast.


Source: Williamson County Election Commission

This year’s turnout is lower than the last BOMA ward election in 2017, when 4.9% of voters had cast their ballot. However, totals show this year’s turnout is higher than that of the 2015 at-large election, which was 2.9%.
Administrator of Elections Chad Gray said voting totals were the largest in the last few days of early voting.

“Our turnout steadily increased the last four days of early voting and on the final day just over 260 ballots were cast," Gray said in a release. “Now voters have one more opportunity to have their voices heard—on Election Day, Tuesday, Oct. 22.”

Polls will be open from 7 a.m,.-7 p.m. on Election Day. This will be the county’s first election using newly purchased voting equipment, according to the county. The new machine uses a paper ballot marking device to identify voter selections.

Voters in Williamson County can check their voter registration status here.

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.
SHARE THIS STORY
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.


MOST RECENT

According to the letter to Franklin residents, the elevated levels are believed to be a result of poor water circulation in that area, and the city began work in mid-February to extend water lines in that region for better circulation. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Franklin Water Management Department finds elevated levels of disinfectant byproducts in small area

While the city is required to report the results of the testing, residents do not need to boil their water or take any other action.

Early voting began Feb. 18 in the 2020 Tennessee primary. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
3.3% of voters in Williamson County cast ballots during early voting as of Feb. 20

Voters have begun turning in their ballots ahead of the March 3 election day.

The Classical Academy of Franklin merges with The Pasture Pre-School

The Classical Academy, a Christian PreK-12 private school, will welcome former students of The Pasture Pre-School.

Franklin Special School District was selected to participate in a grant program to improve school lunches. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Franklin Special School District selected for grant program to improve school meals

The program aims to focus on from-scratch meals instead of processed foods.

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park is now open. (Courtesy Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park)
Urban Air Adventure Park now open in Cool Springs

The recreation center is located on Galleria Boulevard.

Franklin Special School District
Freedom Middle School to honor African American role models

The student award winner will be announced Feb. 28.

Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines to relocate operations center to Williamson County

The airline is expected to bring nearly 350 jobs to the region.

Mainstream Boutique
Women's clothing store Mainstream Boutique opens in Franklin

The women’s boutique offers clothing and accessories marketed towards a broad range of women.

Crumbl Cookies
Crumbl Cookies now open in Franklin

Crumbl Cookies opened in Cool Springs on Feb. 13.

Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A to open new Berry Farms location Feb. 19

The fast-food fried chicken eatery offers its signature sandwiches, nuggets, milkshakes, dipping sauces and waffle fries.

Early voting for the March 3 primary election begins Feb. 12 in Williamson County. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Early voting for March primary election begins Feb. 12 in Williamson County

Early voting in Williamson County begins Feb. 12. Here's what to expect.

Back to top