A total of 6,078 Loudon County residents showed up to vote early for the county primary election.
The numbers reflect an increase of nearly 2,000 voters from the 2014 county primary, when just 4,090 showed up early, and roughly the same as the 2010 total of 6,080.
“It has been a very good turnout,” Susan Harrison, Loudon County administrator of elections, said in an email correspondence.
The majority of early votes were cast at the Lenoir City polling station on the Roane State Community College campus downtown. The total number of votes cast in Lenoir City was 2,980.
In Loudon at the election commission office, 1,890 votes were cast.
The highest single-day turnout for both locations came on the final day of early voting Thursday with 436 in Lenoir City and 227 in Loudon.
Tellico Village’s polling station, which was open April 17-19, brought in 924 voters. Tellico Village’s location had three of the five highest single-day voting totals throughout the entirety of the early voting period.
In addition to the three polling locations, 284 absentee and nursing home ballots were returned.
District 1 had the highest turnout with 1,499 voters. District 5 brought out 1,367 voters, while District 7 had 1,227 voters.
Remaining districts garnered turnout of 636 from District 2, 614 from District 6, 515 from District 4 and 220 from District 3.
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