Voter Turnout Low During Early Voting


   Early voting is currently underway at the Wayne County Election Commission for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary and Republican County Judicial Primary Election. Early voting began on Wednesday, February 12th and will continue until Tuesday, February 25th, 2020. The hours for early voting at the Election Commission Office are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

   Wayne County Election Commissioner Lillie Ruth Brewer reports that only 225 voters have participated in early voting as of press time on Tuesday, which is a fairly low turnout for early voting.

   Anyone voting in person during early voting or on Election Day must present a photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government. To learn more about the photo ID requirements, visit the website

    For those who choose NOT to participate in early voting, the Presidential Primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd. If you choose to vote on that day, you will vote at your assigned polling place. Voters should remember that if you have moved or had a name change, you may still update your voter registration information at the Election Commission Office or online at