More than 122,000 voters in Williamson County cast ballots early in 2020, reaching historic high

More than 120,000 voters have already cast their ballots in Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 120,000 voters have already cast their ballots in Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

More than 120,000 voters have already cast their ballots in Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

After 14 days of early voting, 122,277 voters in Williamson County have already cast their ballot in the 2020 election, according to data from the Tennessee Secretary of State's Office.

That number is 45% higher than the number of voters that cast ballots early and via absentee in the 2016 election, and it is 80% higher than the number of early and absentee voters in the 2012 election.

The number of early 2020 votes is also higher than the total turnout in the 2016 election, in which 108,234 residents voted.

Statewide, more than 2.28 million voters have already cast their ballot, and over 210,400 absentee ballots have been cast so far, according to the secretary of state's office.

In Williamson County, just over 10,800 residents have cast absentee ballots so far, which accounts for nearly 10% of all early votes. Historically, the number of absentee ballots cast in a presidential election year is closer to 2%-3%.


Take a look at historic voting data for Williamson County below.

Election Day is Nov. 3.
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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