Note: This story was updated at 1:30 a.m.
Seven of the eight candidates who said they will support term limits if elected to a new charter commission are behind in early voting, according to unofficial results posted on the Anderson County Election Commission website on Tuesday evening.
In District 1 (Claxton, Bull Run), Floyd Grisham, the term-limit candidate, trails V.L. Stonecipher by 1,019 early votes to 831. A third candidate, Tim Risden, had 286 early votes.
In District 2 (Clinton), Jim Cooper, the term-limit candidate, is behind Mark Alderson, an Anderson County commission 1,430 to 922.
In District 3 (Andersonville, Norris), Steve Emert, the Anderson County Commission chair, leads former commissioner Dusty Irwin, the term-limit candidate, 1,541 to 1,323.
In District 4 (Rocky Top), Tim Isbel, an Anderson County commissioner, is ahead of Dennis Hashbarger, the term-limit candidate, 773 to 620.
In District 5 (Dutch Valley, Marlow), Anderson County Commissioner Jerry White leads with 687 votes, compared to 526 for another commissioner, Robert McKamey, and 460 for Howard Farmer, the term-limit candidate.
In District 6 in Oak Ridge, Anderson County Commissioner Steve Mead has more than twice as many early votes of Hugh Ward, the term-limit candidate, 1,247 to 596.
The one exception is District 7 in Oak Ridge, where David Stanley, the term-limit candidate, leads with 921 early votes. Anderson County Commissioner Theresa Scott had 646, and a third candidate Marjorie Mott Lloyd had 429.
In District 8 in Oak Ridge, former Oak Ridge Schools Superintendent Bob Smallridge leads former Oak Ridge Mayor Kathy Moore, the term-limit candidate, by 1,861 early votes to 991.
There are eight seats available on the new Anderson County Charter Commission.
Election Day and absentee ballots have not yet been counted.
See final results here.
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