More people voted early for the August 5th elections than for the May 4th DeKalb County Democratic Primary, but not by much.
The election commission reports that a total of 1,389 persons took advantage of early voting from July 16th through July 31st in DeKalb County. That compares to 1,149 who cast ballots during the two week period of early voting leading up to the May 4th DeKalb County Democratic Primary.
According to Dennis Stanley, administrator of elections, 528 people voted in the Tennessee Republican Primary and 733 in the Tennessee Democratic Primary. A vast majority of those people also voted in the DeKalb County General Election, but 85 voted only in the general election, opting not to cast ballots in either state primary. Twelve people voted early in the uncontested Dowelltown Municipal Election.
Here's how the vote breaks down by districts in the county:
First district: 138
Second district: 162
Third district: 280
Fourth district: 253
Fifth district: 203
Sixth district: 142
Seventh district: 211
Election day is Thursday, August 5th.