November election turnout in Williamson County is typically higher in presidential election years, according to historic data from the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office. However, preliminary data shows 2020 turnout as a new high mark.
Early voting turnout
With concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic looming over the election this year, thousands of voters opted to cast their ballots early. Early voting reached a historic high in 2020 as compared to past years. Totals have not been canvassed as of press time.
Not only has voter turnout been higher this year, Williamson County's party breakdown has shifted. While the area was still largely made of Republican voters, Democrats made some small gains within the county.
In Williamson County, 62.24% of voters cast their vote for Republican candidate President Donald J. Trump, and 36.1% of voters voted for Democrat and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden.
In 2016, 29% of county voters voted Democrat and 65% voted Republican when selecting a presidential candidate.