Early voting totals in Smith County are easily surpassing the last presidential cycle vote.
According to the Smith County Elections Office, 23,840 votes have been cast through Thursday by Smith County residents in the early voting period for the November 8 General Election. In 2012, 18,724 were counted in the same time frame.
A total of 50,567 votes were tallied in 2012. The current pace for 2016 would beat last presidential cycle by about 20,000 votes.
Early voting ends Friday, November 4.