Early voting wraps up in Madison Co. with unusual end

JACKSON, Tenn. — The last day to early vote in Madison County wrapped up Thursday.

Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 12.12.47 PMVoters lined up before the polls opened Thursday morning to cast their ballots early, starting the constant flow of the day.

“The first week, we saw some record numbers,” Election Administrator Kim Buckley said. “Not so much this week. It has been a little bit lower.”

Buckley said this election is unusual when it comes to turnout, and in her nearly three decades of working elections she hasn’t seen anything like it.

“We’ve seen something unusual in this election. Our numbers have fallen compared to 2008 and 2012 for the last three days,” she said.

Voters like Danny Mann said it’s important to vote in any election, but this one you need to make sure you are confident in your choice.

“Do your homework, look at all the sites, not just the ones that favor a certain candidate,” Mann said. “Look at everything before you cast your vote. Make sure you make an informed decision.”

Thursday is the last day you can vote at the Election Commission. On Tuesday, you will need to vote at the polling location you are registered at. If you don’t know where that is, there are a couple places you can find out.

“You can call the Election Commission at 660-1796, but it might be better and more convenient to go online to madisonelections.com, and there is a place on our homepage where you can check your voter registration,” Buckley said.

Polls open at 8 a.m. Tuesday and will close at 7 p.m. You can bring your driver’s license or another state-issued photo ID to vote.

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