Early voting numbers have tripled since 2014

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – An estimated 40-thousand people in Shelby County have participated in early voting.

About 7,700 people voted Saturday alone.

According to the election commission, that is a huge number for one weekend.

In the 2014 mid-terms, more than 11 thousand early voters cast their ballots in the first 4 days of early voting.

This year, that number has tripled.

We were there Sunday as volunteers from early voting locations turned in their voter registration rolls.

Future poll workers were also being trained on how to properly put away voting machines in preparation for election day.