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
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- Photos: Inside the Belmont Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Joe BidenBelmont University is hosting the third and final Presidential Debate.
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- Nashville bustles again as Trump, Biden clash in final presidential debate of 2020Thursday's presidential debate was the second for Belmont and the Trump-Biden dynamic made it much different than the previous event in 2008.
National Political News
- Bootstrapping through the pandemicWith Washington frozen ahead of the election, volunteers in Bay City, Michigan, are trying to make sure everyone stays fed.
- As coronavirus cases hit daily record, Trump tries to reframe race about oilAs the US recorded the highest single day of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, President Donald Trump looked to distract from the virus' deadly toll by seizing on Joe Biden's comment in Thursday night's debate that America should shift its reliance on oil toward greater renewable energy use.
- Obama in Florida: Trump's tough guy schtick is a fraudFormer President Barack Obama on Saturday laced into President Donald Trump, describing his successor as a thin-skinned bully whose true weakness was revealed when he walked off the set of a high profile interview this week after being faced with a few probing questions.
- Pence adviser Marty Obst tests positive for coronavirusA top adviser to Vice President Mike Pence tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.
- Brad Pitt narrates new Biden campaign ad airing during World SeriesActor Brad Pitt narrated an ad for Joe Biden's presidential campaign that's airing Saturday night during the fourth game of the World Series.
- Washington Post: Trump privately said to donors it will be 'tough' for Republicans to keep SenatePresident Donald Trump made a prediction about the GOP's control of the Senate at a fundraiser this week, privately telling donors that it will be "very tough" for Republicans to keep control of the chamber in the upcoming election, namely because Trump refuses to support some senators, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.
- Analyst: We could see impact of new justice immediatelyCNN's Ana Cabrera and legal analyst Elie Honig discuss issues associated with the forthcoming presidential election, including allegations of voter intimidation and how the number of justices on the Supreme Court could potentially be increased.
- Murkowski announces she will vote yes to confirm Amy Coney BarrettSen. Lisa Murkowski announced Saturday that she will ultimately vote yes on Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States.