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Harris said she expects Election Commission workers will work through the weekend processing voter registration forms to have them ready in time for early voting.

While the counting of forms continues, Harris noted, she is also required by law to notify those who missed the deadline that their registrations cannot be processed. Forms postmarked after Oct. 6 cannot be honored.

During the Presidential election four years ago on Nov. 2, 2004, there were 55,913 registered voters in Wilson County, she said. There were 45,520 registered voters for the Presidential election in November 2000.

She noted registration in the Providence area of Mt. Juliet has "been pretty constant," and that precinct has more than 4,000 voters now.

Harris laughed and said, "We hope they vote early."

All three municipalities in Wilson will also have elections on the Nov. 4 ballot. Lebanon voters will elect a mayor and three city councilors and the Cartmell Scholarship for a Lebanon resident to attend Vanderbilt University.

Mt. Juliet voters will elect a mayor and two city commissioners. Watertown voters will also select a mayor and three city councilors.

As of Thursday, also, Lebanon has 12,847 registered voters, Mt. Juliet has 13,618 and Watertown has 815, she said.

In addition to the Presidential election, voters will also select state representatives for Districts 46 and 57, a U.S. Senator and U.S. Representatives from Districts 5 and 6.

If you wish to cast your ballot during early voting, you may do so from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday. You can vote early at either the Election Commission office at 203 East Main Street, Lebanon, or at the Mt. Juliet Community Center at 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet.

When you go to vote, be sure to bring your voter registration card and another form of ID which will help speed the process along. If you have any questions, call the Election Commission office at 444-0216.

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