NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Through the sixth day of early voting in Tennessee, 1,085,384 voters have cast their ballot for the Nov. 3 presidential election. “The massive turnout shows Tennesseans’ confidence in the safety precautions taken by county election commissions,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “As I visit early voting sites across the state, I continue
Tennessee’s early voting period for the upcoming State and Federal General Election begins Wednesday, Oct. 14, and runs Monday to Saturday until Thursday, Oct. 29 EARLY VOTING Wednesday, October 14 – Thursday, October 29, 2020 Presidential Election Brainerd Rec Center 1010 North Moore Rd Monday thru Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm Collegedale City Hall
(Via – Tennessee Secretary of State) All voters must present a federal or Tennessee state ID containing the voter’s name and photograph when voting at the polls, whether voting early or on Election Day unless an exemption below applies. The information on this website is provided to ensure that all Tennessee voters have access to
Elections are not possible without the work of poll officials who help run polling locations across Tennessee. By raising your hand to become a poll official, you will be at the center of democracy during early voting and on Election Day while getting paid for your work. Most counties have available opportunities to serve as
Here is the link to the Absentee Ballot Application Web Portal from the Tennessee Secretary of State’s site. It lists the qualifications and instructions. Absentee Voting | Tennessee Secretary of State You can monitor the status of your request by using the HCEC Voter Request form: HCEC Voter Request Here is the Absentee By-Mail Ballot
Important Dates: First Day to Pick Up Petitions: Friday, May 22, 2020 (independent presidential candidates) Qualifying Deadline: Monday, June 22, 2020 (municipal candidates)
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State Political News
- Watch: Closing remarks underway in trial over Nashville's referendum effort to repeal property taxA trial is expected to start Monday on the legality of a proposed referendum to rollback Nashville's property tax increase.
- Tennesseans with COVID-19 could vote in person at special sites under new guidelines issued to countiesTennessee election officials can allow voters with coronavirus to cast ballots at polling locations designated for voters with COVID-19.
- Tennessee reports 40% increase in early voting, topping 1.6 million votes in first 10 daysThe number of Tennessee voters who cast their ballots early jumped by 40% on average across the state from Oct. 14 to Oct. 24.
- Anti-tax petition lawyer asks court to order Nashville election commission to make referendum decisionLast month, the Davidson County Election Commission voted to ask a judge to determine how it should proceed with a controversial anti-tax referendum.
- Amy Coney Barrett confirmation: What Tennessee Republican Sens. Blackburn, Alexander are sayingThe Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday.
- State Sen. Kerry Roberts recovering at hospital after aneurysmThe senator from Springfield is at the hospital.
- Tennessee does not have to change felony voting rights laws to match other states, judge rulesOverall, the percentage of disenfranchised people in the U.S. has dropped in recent years, but disenfranchisement rates vary state to state.
- Why Speaker Cameron Sexton is leading Tennessee Republicans on a bus tourCameron Sexton has been rumored to be eyeing a future statewide run for office.
National Political News
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- Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett sworn in and greeted with a recusal request in election caseJustice Amy Coney Barrett recited the judicial oath Tuesday morning in a swearing-in ceremony administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, officially beginning her tenure as the 115th justice on the Supreme Court.
- US citizen abducted in Niger, State Department saysA US citizen has been abducted in Niger, the US State Department confirmed in a statement Tuesday.
- 7 days from Election Day, here's what we know about who's voted so far in key statesOne week from Election Day, early voters so far are younger, more racially diverse and more likely to be Democrats than they were ahead of the 2016 election in many of the key states that could decide the next president.