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Less than 10% vote so far

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By JENNIFER HORTONThe Wilson PostLess than 10 percent of registered voters in Wilson County have cast their ballots since early voting began on July 16.Martha Ann Sutherland, assistant administrator of elections for the Wilson County Election Commission, said through Monday, 5,157 people have voted so far. There are 67,494 registered voters in Wilson County.“It’s not bad,” she said, but “it’s not overwhelming considering how many we have registered. It’s not even 10 percent.”Early voting continues through Saturday, July 31. You may vote early at three locations: the Election Commission office at 203 East Main Street, Lebanon; Mt. Juliet Community Center at 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy. Mt. Juliet; and Watertown Community Center at 8630 Sparta Pike, Watertown.Hours are from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., now through Friday, and from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday.On the ballot are the following: Governor, State Representative, State Senate, State Executive Committee members for the Republican and Democratic Parties, U.S. Representative, County Mayor, County Commission, County Trustee, Sheriff, Criminal Court Judge, Circuit Court Clerk, County Clerk, Wilson County Board of Education, Lebanon Special School District Board of Education, Constable, State Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.Election Day is Thursday, Aug. 5. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. throughout the county.“We hope that it will pick up,” Sutherland said of early voting, “or Election Day is real busy.”For more information about early voting or voting on Election Day, call the Election Commission at 444-0216 or visit online at www.wilsonelections.com.Editor Jennifer Horton may be contacted at news@wilsonpost.com.
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