MEMPHIS,Tenn. — Tennesseans are shattering voting records.
10% of registered voters across the state have already cast their ballots.
More than 27,000 people voted yesterday. That’s the highest single day of early voting since 2008z and voter turnout was 91% higher than the first day of early voting in 2016 and 120% higher than 2012.
Making us ask, what is making people get out to vote. We spoke with a woman who showed up on crutches and not only that it was her first time voting.
“Today was just a good day to cast my vote and make a difference, so that’s what I did. With all of my injuries,” said Ms. Taylor.
“The thing that drives people out to vote is whether or not they care passionately about a candidate or issue. So there is a lot of passion on both sides of the ticket,” said Linda Phillips, Election Administrator.
The election commission shares if people continue to show up to polling sites the way they are.
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