OFFICES ON THE BALLOT Mayor (9) City Council Members QUALIFYING DEADLINE December 17, 2020 NOON WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE December 24, 2020 NOON VOTER REGISTRATION LAST day to register to vote is February 1, 2021 ABSENTEE BALLOT The FIRST day to request a Ballot is December 2, 2020 The LAST day to request a
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 Request 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 Request for the upcoming March
Important Dates: Qualifying Deadline: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Withdrawal Deadline: Thursday, December 24, 2020, 12:00 Noon First Day to Request an Absentee Ballot: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Voter Registration Deadline:
If you would like to register in person, you may complete a paper form at the local county election commission office, Department of Safety (motor vehicles division), Department of Health (WIC program), Department of Human Services, Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, public libraries, county clerk’s offices, and register of
State Political News
- Tennessee housing authority to open online portal, call center Monday to provide rental aid. What to know about signing up.The program will open for application 8 a.m. Monday. Here are some key things you need to know.
- How a slate of election bills could transform voting in TennesseeA host of election-related bills could transform voting in the Volunteer State.
- State lawmaker pushes removal of Nashville judge over absentee voting rulingNashville Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ordered the state to expand absentee voting eligibility before the August primary, an interpretation the state later adopted.
- Federal judge extends block of abortion reversal law, says it could 'mislead' patientsTennessee state law would require abortion providers to advise patients about a controversial procedure they say is unproven — and unsafe.
- U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty files first bill, seeking to limit Biden's ability to roll back Iran sanctionsThe former Japan ambassador argues Congress should have a say so in Biden's Iran policies.
- Tennessee Senate GOP won't say if they'll try to cut funding if teams kneel during national anthemTennessee Republicans have been outspoken against athletes kneeling during the anthem but weren't ready to talk about college funding cuts.
- Tennessee bills would change public meeting, records rules. Here's why an open records advocate worries about reduced public access.A host of bills pending before the Tennessee General Assembly would change public meeting and open record access.
- Nashville residents 65 and older can sign up for COVID-19 vaccines starting FridayNashville officials also announced that several restrictions will be rolled back Monday, including extending bar and restaurant curfew to 1 a.m. and increasing the cap to outdoor gatherings to 25 people.
National Political News
- Fact check: Trump delivers lie-filled CPAC speechFormer President Donald Trump returned to the public stage on Sunday with a familiar kind of Trump speech -- a speech filled with debunked lies.
- Biden administration preparing to sanction Russia over Navalny treatment this weekThe Biden administration is preparing to impose sanctions on Russia over the poisoning and jailing of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny this week, two administration officials tell CNN.
- Elizabeth Warren proposes wealth tax on 'ultra-millionaires'Now that Democrats control the White House and Congress, President Joe Biden and other party leaders are pushing to spend big to revive the economy and address income inequality.
- Senate Democrats drop proposal to penalize companies for not providing $15 minimum wageSenate Democrats decided Sunday to abandon an alternative proposal to penalize companies for not providing a $15 minimum wage to their employees, the latest indication that boosting the federal minimum wage in this Congress remains an extremely tall order, according to a person involved in the talks.
- Progressive House Democrats pressure Harris to invoke rarely employed move to ignore parliamentarian decision on wage hikeLiberal House Democrats are pleading with Vice President Kamala Harris to ignore the ruling of the Senate's parliamentarian and decide that the $15 federal minimum wage can stay in the Covid relief package during Senate floor debate this week.
- Three names mysteriously removed from Khashoggi intelligence report after initial publicationShortly after the US intelligence community published its long-awaited report on Friday afternoon on the Saudis who were responsible for the death of Jamal Khashoggi, it was taken down without explanation and replaced with another version that removed the names of three men it had initially said were complicit.
- Stimulus negotiations: Pressure turns to the Senate to close deal on Covid reliefThe Senate could move as soon as this week to pass their own version of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill.
- Cuomo says he's 'truly sorry' for workplace comments he says were 'misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation' following sexual harassment claims"a bit more lift on how big this is + the deepening controversy."