Early voting numbers down sharply in Shelby County

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- After the first four days of early voting in Tennessee, several counties are seeing a sharp decline compared to four years ago.

Fewer people are taking advantage of early voting in Shelby County this year, but more people are voting across the state.

Out of approximately 530,000 registered voters in Shelby County, about 21,000 have already voted, and that number has candidates pushing for more voters to come to the polls.

The Shelby County Democratic Party called an emergency meeting with its candidates when they read the latest early voting numbers.

About 11,000 democrats have been to the polls compared to nearly 10,000 republicans.

About 8,500 Caucasian people have voted compared to 7,000 African-Americans.

When it comes to age, adults 65 and over are dominating and making up 46 percent of early voters.

Young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 account for just under two percent.

As votes continue to pour in, the election commission said candidates use the information they gather on their website to avoid reaching out to people who have already voted.

Therefore, if you want to stop those pesky robo-calls and eliminate the stacks of election mail, election officials said it's simple -- just get out and vote.

We reached out to the Republican Party in Shelby County, but no one from their headquarters returned our calls.

Early voting ends Saturday, August 2nd.

Election day is August 7th.

Shelby County had 1,798 fewer voters turn out than four years ago.

Davidson County saw decline of about 475.

On the other end of the spectrum, Madison County saw an increase of 1,138 voters and Knox County 1,170.

You can see a list of all counties HERE.

Click HERE for election information.

Early voting locations:

Weekdays 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Agri-Center International 7777 Walnut Grove Rd. 38120
    Anointed Temple of Praise 3939 Riverdale Rd. 38141
    Baker Community Center 7942 Church Rd. 38053
    Bellevue Baptist Church 2000 Appling Rd. 38016
    Berclair Church of Christ 4536 Summer Ave. 38122
    Bethel Church 5586 Stage Rd. 38134
    Abundant Grace Church 1574 Shelby Dr. 38116
    Collierville Church of Christ 575 Shelton Dr. 38017
    Dave Wells Community Center 915 Chelsea Ave. 38107
    Glenview Community Center 1141 S. Barksdale St. 38114
    Greater Lewis Street Baptist Church 152 E. Parkway N., 38104
    Greater Middle Baptist Church 4982 Knight Arnold Rd. 38118
    Mississippi Blvd. Church-Family Life Center 70 N. Bellevue Blvd. 38106
    Mt. Zion Baptist Church 60 S. Parkway E., 38106
    New Bethel Baptist Church 7786 Poplar Pike 38138
    Raleigh U.M. Church 3295 Powers Rd. 38128
    Refuge Church 9817 Huff N Puff Rd., 38002
    Riverside Baptist Church 3560 S. Third St. 38109
    Shiloh Baptist Church 3121 Range Line Rd. 38127
    White Station Church of Christ 1106 Colonial Rd. 38117


  • CJB

    Well a lot of the problem is that a lot of the people on the ballot, people have never heard of them and the ballot was 15 pages long and it took about maybe 10 to 15 minutes to vote. IJS

  • dee samuel

    People are now aware that fraud and corruption trump their effort to vote from white house to Shelby County.

  • Thomas H. Evans

    The Ballots are too long, filled with people nobody knows. Then there are the are choices as before, who really wants to vote for losers? Lastly, the people who run this organization is as corrupt as they come.

  • Gordon Miller

    Thanks for letting me know how many Blacks vs whites voted so far .. MLK would be proud .. NOT !! This city still hasn’t understood his words … Really .. why do we need to know this?

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