Early Voting Underway for Primary Election

Category: Elections

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Early voting for state and federal primary elections is officially underway and continues until Saturday, July 28.  Early voting runs Mondays through Saturdays, and Primary Election Day is Thursday, August 2.  To view a sample ballot and find early voting locations, voters can download the GoVoteTN app, available in the App Store or Google Play.

With a high number of retirements and elected officials vacating their posts to run for other positions, the 2018 election contains many state legislative races where there is no incumbent.  Two statewide elections are also on the ballot:  the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Bob Corker (who is retiring), and the  Gubernatorial race, with current Governor Bill Haslam term-limited and not up for re-election.

To view candidates for state House and Senate, click here.

To view candidates for Tennessee Governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House, click here.

Voters should remember to bring valid photo identification with them to the polls. A driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security as well as photo IDs issued by Tennessee state government or the federal government are acceptable even if they are expired. College student IDs are not acceptable per state law.

A roundup of election results will be accessible here.