Editor’s Note: This story was updated daily throughout early voting in the Aug. 2 Wilson County General Election and state and federal primaries.
Early voting finished strong and doubled the previous two Saturdays’ single-day totals in the Aug. 2 Wilson County General Election and state and federal primaries.
A total of 1,312 votes were cast Saturday with 466 in Lebanon, 495 in Mt. Juliet, 58 in Watertown, 133 in Gladeville and 160 at Lighthouse Church.
The grand total of 17,473 votes cast during early voting was about 22 percent in voter turnout and 777 off the total vote count in the same election four years ago.
“We’ve had a good turnout. People are voting, and that’s something we like to see,” said Phillip Warren, Wilson County administrator of elections.
In the last Wilson County General Election and state and federal primaries four years ago, a total of 18,250 votes were cast, including on Election Day.
During early voting, 12,739 Republican ballots were cast, 4,508 Democrat ballots and 226 general-only ballots.
The highest single-day early vote total came with one day left to early vote. A total of 1,807 votes were cast Friday with 617 in Lebanon, 746 in Mt. Juliet, 72 in Watertown, 196 in Gladeville and 168 at Lighthouse Church.
A total of 1,506 votes were cast Thursday on the second-highest single-day voter turnout with 550 in Lebanon, 595 in Mt. Juliet, 55 in Watertown, 162 in Gladeville and 127 at Lighthouse Church.
Early voters remained at just more than 1,300 Wednesday and pushed the total vote count to nearly 13,000. A total of 1,302 votes were cast Wednesday with 490 in Lebanon, 529 in Mt. Juliet, 66 in Watertown, 113 in Gladeville and 84 at Lighthouse Church.
A total of 1,356 votes were cast Tuesday with 563 in Lebanon, 502 in Mt. Juliet, 38 in Watertown, 157 in Gladeville and 96 at Lighthouse Church.
Early voting totals Monday dipped a bit but remained above 1,100 and pushed the total number of votes cast past 10,000. A total of 1,170 votes were cast Monday with 478 in Lebanon, 416 in Mt. Juliet, 52 in Watertown, 120 in Gladeville and 90 at Lighthouse Church.
Early voters July 21 pushed the total vote count past 9,000 votes cast. A total of 667 votes were cast with 246 in Lebanon, 253 in Mt. Juliet, 37 in Watertown, 84 in Gladeville and 41 at Lighthouse Church.
At the midway point in early voting July 20, total votes surpassed the 8,000 mark with a total of 1,322 votes cast with 525 in Lebanon, 439 in Mt. Juliet, 62 in Watertown, 177 in Gladeville and 109 at Lighthouse Church.
Early voting finished July 19 nearly 10 votes off the prior day’s pace, and total votes surpassed the 7,000 mark. A total of 1,217 votes were cast Thursday with 536 in Lebanon, 411 in Mt. Juliet, 46 in Watertown, 106 in Gladeville and 100 at Lighthouse Church.
Early voting ended July 18 with 1,226 total votes cast with 487 in Lebanon, 464 in Mt. Juliet, 67 in Watertown, 118 in Gladeville and 87 at Lighthouse Church.
On July 17, voters cast the highest single-day number of votes thus far with more than 1,300. The vote totals July 17 were 1,358 in all with 637 in Lebanon, 451 in Mt. Juliet, 52 in Watertown, 116 in Gladeville and 101 at Lighthouse Church.
Early voting kicked off July 13, and more than 1,200 people took to the polls on the first day.
On the first day of early voting, 1,233 voters took to the polls with 523 votes cast in Lebanon, 363 in Mt. Juliet, 76 in Watertown, 136 in Gladeville, 130 at Lighthouse Church near Mt. Juliet and five were received by mail.
On July 14, 510 total votes were cast with 221 in Lebanon, 153 in Mt. Juliet, 28 in Watertown, 55 in Gladeville and 46 at Lighthouse Church.
A total of 1,299 votes were cast July 16 with 609 in Lebanon, 386 in Mt. Juliet, 62 in Watertown, 138 in Gladeville and 97 at Lighthouse Church.
Prior to the start of early voting, 188 people cast their ballots through absentee and by mail, and 116 votes were added throughout early voting for a total of 304.
Election Day is Thursday, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
All voters are required to show a Tennessee state or federally issued photo identification card to vote.
• find the assigned Election Day polling place on your voter registration card.
• contact the Election Commission at 615-444-0216.