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Secretary of State Tre Hargett visited multiple county election commissions and polling locations across Middle Tennessee to promote early voting on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Pictured, Hargett discusses poll safety with Election Administrator Andy Farrar Wednesday at the Coffee County Administrative Plaza. Hargett urged people with flexible schedules to avoid peak times, when polls open, during lunch and just after work. Though at peak time, during Hargett’s visit, wait times were about 10 minutes for most voters.

Staff photo by John Coffelt 

Tennesseans planning to vote early for the Presidential election have until this Thursday, Oct. 29 to cast their ballots. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

After the polls closed Saturday, 12,487 Coffee County voters had cast ballots, according to Andy Farrar, administrator of elections for Coffee County.

“We have seen high turnout numbers during early voting, and I urge Tennesseans to take advantage of these final days of early voting,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

During early voting and on Election Day, Tennesseans are encouraged to wear a face covering and maintain a six-foot distance from poll officials and other voters. Voters should expect to see signs with further safety instructions at their polling locations. All poll officials will be wearing face coverings and will be trained in social distancing measures.

Hargett visited multiple county election commissions and polling locations across Middle Tennessee to promote early voting on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Secretary Hargett is urging voters to take advantage of Tennessee’s generous early voting period. Early voting started Oct. 14 and runs to Oct. 29. Election Day is Nov. 3.

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