Cannon County Administrator of Elections Stanley Dobson told the Cannon County Election Commission Monday night that nearly 150 new voters had been registered since the first of the year.
"A 73-year-old man that had never voted before came in to register today," Dobson said.
Dobson estimated the number of registered voters in the county is now over 8,000.
"Most of the candidates are getting voters registered, which is helping push up the numbers," he said.
Cannon Countians will go to the polls first this year on August 5 to vote in the General Election to choose persons to fill county offices up for election, including county executive and sheriff. They will vote again on Nov. 2 to select persons for state and national offices such as governor and U.S. Congress.
In other business discussed at Monday's meeting:
"If we have to make a longer ramp or adjust doors so that they are easier to open, we are going to have to do it or else we will not be able to use that place for voting," he said.
The Election Commission meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Adams Memorial Building on West Main. Meetings are open to the public.