NASHVILLE (WRCB) -- Tennesseans have turned out en masse to cast their votes early this election season.
A state-wide total of 999,061 voters have taken advantage of the early voting, compared to 985,000 voters in 2008. Tuesday is the final day for absentee ballot requests to be accepted by election commissions around the state.
"Our turnout continues to outpace comparable elections," said Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett. "It is also important to remember that voters wishing to vote by mail must be sure their absentee ballot request applications are received by county election commissions by October 30."
The in-person early voting period will continue through Thursday. Voters with questions regarding the locations and hours of early voting or the absentee by-mail process are encouraged to contact their local election commission offices.