The number of Tennesseans casting ballots during the state’s early voting period continues to increase.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett told The Tennessean that early voting is up about 2 percent compared to the same time period during the 2014 election cycle.
The early voting period in the Volunteer State began July 13 and ends July 28. A little more than 273,000 ballots had been cast by July 20.
The number of Republican ballots cast so far is more than double the number of Democrats who have taken part in the early voting process.
One of the high-profile races on this year’s Tennessee ballot is the race for Governor, which features four top-tier Republican candidates and two Democratic hopefuls.