It may not look like it, but the 14-day stretch of Early Voting is a grind. The Early Voting that wrapped up Saturday was a superior effort by all concerned on what was a Campbell County record for early votes. Administrator of Elections Ann Ayers-Colvin said, “I give all the credit for our great Early Voting to election officials both in Jellico and Jacksboro and our dedicated office staff.” She also gives credit to local media for promoting the 2018 Early Voting.
The vote total on Friday was 630, perhaps a single-day record, with 409 early votes cast on Saturday. And that may well be a two-day record with 1,039 votes. The overall record total is 5,269.
The staffers made the 14-day grind look easy as they remained in high gear from start to finish. Ayers-Colvin adds, “We were so pleased with the enthusiasm and professionalism that they displayed daily giving personal attention to every voter day-after-day. No matter how long the line, they didn’t falter in making sure they did everything possible to make sure no one was rushed or not given the help they needed.”
Ayers-Colvin closed her comments by saying, “Even though this was the largest Early Voting turnout season it was the smoothest since I became the administrator.”
Election Day is Thursday, August 2, 9 am until 8 pm. CLICK HERE to print your copy of the ballot. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/30/2018-6AM)