At Saturday’s close of early voting at the three polling places, 1,393 total votes had been cast since early voting began at 9 a.m. Friday.
Friday’s data displayed 924 total votes cast with the Bradley Square Mall satellite having 466 voters, the Bradley County Elections Office had 292 voters and the Blythe-Bower satellite recorded 166 votes.
On Saturday, Bradley Square had 308 voters pass through while the Elections Office had 117 and 44 voters cast ballots at Blythe-Bower.
According to data provided, 140 Democrat ballots were cast while 1,226 Republican ballots entered into the early voting tally for the Aug. 5 General and State Primary elections.
“Bradley County voters have come to enjoy the benefits and convenience of voting early. Voters can vote at their convenience and not worry about rushing to the polls on election day,” said Bradley County Elections Administrator Fran Green.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett said, “In November 2008, approximately 58 percent of the registered voters who voted in the election in Tennessee took advantage of early voting. I expect a significant number of voters to vote early in this election as well.”
Bradley County Election officials said no real problems have surfaced since voting began Friday but, some voters have missed some of the six pages during voting.
Deputy Administrator Mimi Angel said Elections Office officials are on hand to help guide voters and answer questions.
“If voting and you have a problem, feel free to ask questions regarding your ballot before pushing that red button and casting your vote,” said Angel.
Once the button is pushed, officials cannot go back through any of the six pages of candidate selections.
Early voting ends July 31.
Satellite voting is available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For additional information, visit www.clevelandbanner.com and click on the Bradley County Elections link.