Through the 8th day of early voting in Tennessee, over 1,085,384 voters have cast their ballot for the November 3rd presidential election.
"The massive turnout shows Tennesseans' confidence in the safety precautions taken by county election commissions," said Secretary of State Tre Hargett.
Hargett visited the Giles County Election Commission this week as he is visiting early voting sites across the state. "I continue to see elections officials doing a great job helping voters cast a ballot in a smooth and efficient process," said Hargett.
Statewide, there is nearly a 47 percent increase of in-person and absentee by-mail voters compared to 2016, with each county reporting higher numbers than ever before.
Early voting for the State and Federal General election runs Monday to Saturday until Thursday, October 29th with Election Day on Tuesday, November 3rd.
While visiting the polls, Tennesseans are encouraged to wear a face covering and maintaining a six-foot distance from poll officials and other voters.