Early voting sets new record


Early voting in the Knoxville city elections rated the highest turnout ever, according to election officials. Initial reports are that over 37 people voted during the two-week early voting period. “This is great,” explained Knox County administrator of elections Herbert Walker, “we expected only 10-12 people, but apparently many folks are interested in this election, what with a new mayor being selected and all.” According to officials, as many as 3000 people could turn out to vote in total, including Tuesday’s primary. “It’s a great day for the people when a mayor can win with only, say, 1501 votes,” said Walker. Some cities actually elect a mayor with as many as a quarter of the population turning out, according to officials, and a whopping eighth of eligible voters could pick the next mayor in those cases.