Early Voting Turnout in Kingsport’s Election Light So Far

The turnout so far for Kingsport’s upcoming election hasn’t been stellar. Livewire’s Adam Chappelle explains.

Kingsport has an election coming up on May 16…although judging by the early voting tallies, either no one knows or seems to care. Early voting for that election began on Wednesday. The Kingsport Times-News reports as of Friday evening, only 15 people had cast early ballots in Kingsport’s election. Perhaps one reason for the thus-far abysmal turnout has been that only one early voting site- the Sullivan County Election Office in Blountville- has been open. Early voting sites will open in Bristol at the National Guard Armory for their municipal election and the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport this Thursday. Early voting will then continue at all three early voting locations through May 11.