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Time to register for presidential primary running out

LOCAL NEWS — The Presidential Primary is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3 and those who haven’t already need to make getting registered to vote a priority. County primaries and primaries for state judicial officers will also be held that day. The voter registration deadline is Monday, February 3.

Moore County resident may register online to vote. In order to do so, voters must have a valid driver’s license or Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security ID. If you don’t have either of these, you can print the voter registration form (click this link) and submit it by mail.

In Tennessee, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Tennessee, at least 18 years of age on or before election day, which takes place on Tuesday, November 3 this year.

If you’ve been convicted of a felony, your eligibility to vote depends on the crime you were convicted of and the date of your conviction. Example of ineligible offense include voter fraud, treason, first-degree murder, misconduct involving a public official, aggravated rape, and sexual offense with a minor. For complete information about the restoration of voting rights, click here.

Early voting will begin on Wednesday, February 12 and end on Tuesday, February 25. The absentee ballot request deadline is also Tuesday, February 25.

If you miss the voter registration period for the primary, there will still be time for new voters to register before the November election. All new voters must register 30 days before the election.

To register to vote online, click here. The easiest way to keep up with election day deadline, find a polling place, or see a sample ballot is the GoVoteTN app available on iPhone and Android. Click here to learn more. For local questions, call the Moore County Voter Registration office at 931-759-4532.•

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