Early voting sets new record

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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.