Early voting for the Dickson municipal election ends this week, but so far turnout has been extremely light. Through Saturday, only 63 early and absentee ballots have been cast in the races for four seats on the Dickson City Council. Early voting concludes this week with polls open 8 am-4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 am-7 pm Wednesday and 9 am-noon Saturday at the Restoration Church on Henslee Drive. Election day is Sept. 26. The extremely light turnout is due to there being only one contested race in the city’s four wards. Fourth Ward Councilman Michael Outlaw is seeking his second four-year term and is opposed by former Councilman Robert Blue, who served 36 years on the council before being defeated in 2007 and losing re-election bids in 2009 and 2011. With four opposed council races on the ballot in 2009, there were 528 early votes while four challenged council races and an unopposed mayoral race in 2011 generated 644 early votes. Overall voter turnout two years ago was only 14.6 percent of the city’s 8.350 registered voters. Other than the 22 votes cast on the first day of early voting this month, no day has seen more than eight ballots cast. The winners of the Sept. 26 election will begin their new terms Oct. 7.