Early voting for the August 4 state primary and county general elections is under way. Voting will continue Mondays through Saturdays and end Saturday, July 30.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is encouraging voters to take advantage of early voting, which allows people to cast a ballot when it’s convenient for them, a press release said.
“Tennesseans broke records during the March 1 ‘SEC Primary’ by taking advantage of early voting,” Hargett said in the press release. “It will be exciting to see Tennesseans participate in the electoral process this August and November.”
The easiest way for voters to find their early voting and Election Day polling locations, view and mark sample ballots, see their elected officials, districts, and county election commission information as well as access online state and federal election results is through the GoVoteTN app. Voters can download the free app in the App Store or Google Play or visit GoVoteTN.com to view voter specific information.
Tennesseans voting early or on Election Day should remember to bring valid photo identification. Photo IDs issued by Tennessee state government, including driver’s licenses, or the federal government are acceptable even if they are expired. College student IDs are not acceptable.
More information about what types of ID are acceptable can be found at GoVoteTN.com.
Voters are also encouraged to honor their vote with Honor Vote, the press release said. The Honor Vote program allows Tennesseans to dedicate their vote to those serving or who have served our country in the U.S. military. To take advantage of this opportunity, visit GoVoteTN.com/honor.
People with questions or concerns about the voting process can go to GoVoteTN.com or call the Division of Elections toll free at 1-877-850-4959.
Early voting began Friday, July 15, and ends July 30. Early voting sites in Anderson County are the Midtown Community Center (Wildcat Den) in Oak Ridge, the Community Center in Clinton, and the County Government Satellite Office in Andersonville. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Residents of Roane County may vote early from July 15 to July 3o at the First Christian Church at 100 Gum Hollow Road in Oak Ridge. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
County ballots may be reviewed and printed from the Anderson County Election Commission website at www.acelect.com, the Roane County Election Commission website at www.roaneelections.com, or the Knox County Election Commission website at www.knoxcounty.org/election.
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