Knoxville couple experiences absentee ballot delay

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — With Election Day on Tuesday, a record number of registered voters across Tennessee have cast their ballots by mail.

The surge of people who requested to vote absentee comes as the country enters its seventh month of the coronavirus pandemic, which caused lawmakers to expand early voting particularly by mail.

A Knoxville woman who mailed her absentee ballot three weeks ago called WATE 6 On Your Side’s Don Dare when she discovered the envelope took 11 days to travel 7 miles.

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