Early voting in Tennessee starts Wednesday; Absentee voting already underway in Virginia

(WJHL) – In just hours, voters in Tennessee will begin voting for the upcoming Presidential and General elections.

Early voting in Tennessee starts Wednesday, October 19. The early voting period ends on Thursday, November 3.

Residents in each county can vote at varying times Monday through Saturday. For a breakdown of the available times, checkout: https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/ or the following link for the election commissions listed county-by-county: http://tnsos.org/elections/election_commissions.php

About 59 percent of voters cast early or absentee ballots in the last presidential election in 2012. That was down by 1 percentage point from the 2008 presidential election. Early and absentee ballots made up 38 percent of the vote in 2000 and 47 percent in 2004.

Absentee voting is already underway for residents in Virginia, The deadline to request and absentee ballot to be mailed is November 1.Virginia voters have until November 5 to absentee vote in-person at their local registrar’s office. For the hours of your local registrar’s office, check out the following link:

The following are sample Northeast Tennessee ballots: 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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