Statistical Profile of the March 5, 2024 Presidential Preference/Knox County Primary Election

THIS INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY THE KNOX COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION STAFF

Knoxville – With the results of the March 5, 2024 election certified, the Election Commission is releasing a statistical profile of the voters that chose to vote in the March 5, 2024 election.

WHAT PERCENT OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS CAST A BALLOT?

60,049 votes cast from the 298,499 eligible voters. That represents 20.12% of eligible voters that cast a ballot.

NEW VOTERS

3,059 voters cast a ballot for the first time in Knox County.

HOW MANY SKIPPED THIS ELECTION THAT VOTED IN MARCH 2020 (THE SAME ELECTION FOUR YEARS PRIOR).

41,785 currently registered voters that voted in the March 2020 Presidential Preference Primary sat this election out.

WHO WERE THE VOTERS BY AGE RANGE?

Over 66% of all voters in this election were 55 years of age or older (total of 39,804) and less than 3% were between eighteen to twenty-four years of age (total of 1,758).

VOTES CAST BY PRIMARY

  • Republican                    47,681  (79.40%)
  • Democratic                   12,368  (20.60%)

PRIMARY CHOICE BY AGE

  • Age 18 to 24 – Republican 1,248, Democratic 510         (70.99% to 29.01%)
  • Age 25 to 34 – Republican 2,426, Democratic 1,123       (68.36% to 31.64%)
  • Age 35 to 54 – Republican 12,061, Democratic 2,877     (80.74% to 19.26%)
  • Age 55 + – Republican 31,946, Democratic 7,858    (80.26% to 19.74%)

REGISTERED VOTERS BY DISTRICT & VOTES CAST BY DISTRICT

  • District 1 – REGISTERED VOTERS: 23,434  – VOTES CAST:  2,949 (12.58%, the lowest percentage of the nine districts and the fewest voters total)              
  • District 2 – REGISTERED VOTERS: 31,792  – VOTES CAST:  5,873 (18.47%) 
  • District 3 – REGISTERED VOTERS: 33,366 – VOTES CAST:  5,261 (15.77%) 
  • District 4 – REGISTERED VOTERS: 39,609 – VOTES CAST:  8,935 (22.56%, the most total voters of the nine districts)     
  • District 5 – REGISTERED VOTERS: 38,423  – VOTES CAST:  8,597 (22.37%) 
  • District 6 – REGISTERED VOTERS: 35,672  – VOTES CAST:  7,132 (19.99%
  • District 7  – REGISTERED VOTERS: 33,571  – VOTES CAST:  6,784 (20.21%) 
  • District 8 – REGISTERED VOTERS: 34,400  – VOTES CAST:  8,824 (25.65%, the highest percentage of the nine districts)          
  • District 9 – REGISTERED VOTERS: 28,232  – VOTES CAST:  5,694 (20.17%) 

VOTES CAST BY DISTRICT & PRIMARY SELECTED

  • District 1 (County Commission)  – Republican 1,156, Democratic 1,793(39.20% R, 60.80% D, highest percentage of Democratic Primary voters)
  • District 2 (County Commission/School Board) – Republican 3,807, Democratic 2,066 (64.82% R, 35.18 % D)
  • District 3 (School Board) – Republican 4,025, Democratic 1,236 (76.51% R, 23.49% D)
  • District 4 (County Commission) – Republican 6,907, Democratic 2,028 (77.30% R, 22.70% D)
  • District 5 (County Commission/School Board) – Republican 7,445, Democratic 1,152 (86.60% R, 13.40% D)
  • District 6 (County Commission) – Republican 6,038, Democratic 1,094 (84.66% R, 15.34% D)
  • District 7 (No district races on ballot) – Republican 6,111, Democratic 673 (90.08% R, 9.92% D, highest percentage of Republican Primary voters)
  • District 8 (County Commission/School Board) – Republican 7,726, Democratic 1,098 (87.56% R, 12.44% D)
  • District 9 (County Commission)  – Republican 4,466, Democratic 1,228 (78.43% R, 21.57% D)
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UPCOMING PROGRAM KNOX COUNTY ELECTIONS 101 – SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024

9 am – 12:30 pm

Downtown West Early Voting and Training Center at 1645 Downtown West Boulevard

The Knox County Election Commission will conduct a seminar for individuals wishing to learn more about how elections are conducted in Knox County and many of the details associated with preparing for an election. The class is geared towards voters interested in elections, citizens interested in being poll workers, and individuals considering a run for public office. Topics covered include:

  • Types of elections
  • Order of the ballot
  • Methods of voting
  • How accurate voter registration rolls are maintained
  • What candidates need to know before they run for office
  • The important role that poll workers play in conducting elections
  • Election preparation and security
  • Many other frequently asked questions

This is a free seminar, but participants must pre-register. For more information and to sign up, visit here.

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