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Election official warns Thursday's Tennessee primary and general election results may be delayed

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett warns that elections results may be slow in coming following Thursday’s primary and general elections.

Hargett said the unusually large number of mail in and absentee ballots being cast may slow the vote count.

Back in June, a Nashville judge ordered the state to allow every Tennessean the option to vote by mail in response to the health crisis.

As of Tuesday, more than 578,000 state residents have cast early or absentee ballots. That’s more than twice voting levels reported in 2016, the last presidential election year. 

Secretary Hargett also reminded voters to come prepared with a state or federal photo ID.

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