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County election officials pleased with turnout

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Even though there has been some waiting in line involved, everyone has seemed to be happy to vote early, and the process is moving smoothly, Sutherland added.

As of Thursday, there are 66,750 registered voters in Wilson County. Sutherland explained that Election Commission workers continue to update that number as they receive a daily report from the State election office.

The changing number of registered voters mainly involves people who have moved from here and registered to vote in another county. State election officials, when they receive that information, pass it on to Wilson County election officials who in turn purge those names from their records. Some larger counties, Sutherland noted, are still processing voters who registered by the Oct. 6 deadline because there was such a large number of people wanting to vote this time.

On the ballot this time are President, U.S. Senate and Representative, State Senate and Representative and mayors and city councilors or commissioners for all three municipalities in Wilson County.

If you are a registered voter in Wilson County and have moved from one location in the county to another but have not changed your address with the Election Commission, Sutherland strongly urged that you come by the office at 203 East Main Street, Lebanon, to inform them of your correct address rather than waiting until Election Day, Nov. 4. Waiting until Election Day, she said, would make the process of voting more cumbersome because of the amount of paperwork that will have to be completed when changing your address.

When you go to vote, bring your voter registration card and another form of ID. You may cast your ballot early at either the Election Commission office or at the Mt. Juliet Community Center at 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet. The hours at both sites are from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday.

If you have any questions, call the Election Commission office at 444-0216. 

Editor Jennifer Horton may be contacted at news@wilsonpost.com

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