Shelby County voting early at record setting pace - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Shelby County voting early at record setting pace

Tennessee's 'I voted' sticker. (Source: WMC Action News 5) Tennessee's 'I voted' sticker. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Shelby County is seeing record early voting turnout for the 2016 election.

After two weeks of early voting, more than 161,000 people have voted in Shelby County. That's nearly 11,000 more than in 2012 and 5,000 more than in 2008, when President Barack Obama was elected to his first term.

Shelby County Election commission has seen such a demand for early voting, it decided to extend early voting hours. Pools are now open at 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. 

Click here to see the number of votes so far this year broken down by day and by location.

Early voting ends November 3, meaning there are four more days for you to vote before the November 8 election.

If Shelby County sees an average of 18,700 voters over the next five days, 2016 early voting will surpass the record numbers from 2008. So far Shelby County has seen an average of 17,119 voters on weekdays.

Click here to see where your nearest early voting location can be found.

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