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Early Voting Up Significantly In Greene County


Turnout has been high in Greene County thanks to several races up for grabs.

The sheriff's office, clerk of court, and several county commissioners races are highly contested this year.

One big race many folks are watching for is the Democratic ticket for county sheriff. Johnny Burrus, who retired from law enforcement after nearly 30 years, is seeking to replace current Greene County Sheriff Lemmie Smith.

Board of Elections says early voting is up by nearly double in the county since 2010. 850 people filed to vote early four years ago compared to nearly 1,500 this year. Last year, 1,000 voters filed early in Greene County.

James Daveport is running for the county commissioners seat in the first district and says he welcomes the large turnout.

It's the first year where county commissioners can only file in the district in which they live, but voters there can vote for one candidate in each of the five districts.


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