Early voting kicks off today in Moore County

A sample ballot as provided by the Moore County Election Commission.

State and federal midterms elections are right around the corner and early voting kicked off across the State of Tennessee today. There are three elected officials races and four constitutional amendments on the ballot in our state.

Ten folks have thrown their hats in for Governor including incumbent Bill Lee, Jason Martin, Constance Every, John Gentry, Basil Marceaux, Charles Van Morgan, Alfred O’Neil, Deborah Rouse, Michael Scantland, and Rick Tyler.

Moore County voters will also be asked to elect the District 4 person for U.S. House of Representatives. Candidates include incumbent Scott DesJarlais, Wayne Steele, Clyde Benson, Tharon Chandler, David Leighton Jones, Joseph “Krishnadas” Magyer, and Mike Winton.

Pat Marsh will also run unopposed for Tennessee House of Representatives District 62.

For more information about the four constitutional amendments and why they are necessary, visit the Secretary of State’s website.

According to the Secretary of State’s website, early voting is one of two ways in which a registered voter of Tennessee may vote before the actual election day.  The second way for a registered voter to vote early is called by-mail voting. Both early voting and by-mail voting are for the voter’s convenience.  These two voting choices differ in that to vote by-mail, the individual must have a statutory reason.  On the other hand, to vote during the early voting period, the person may vote purely for the sake of convenience.

You can also check your voter registration and check early voting times on the Go Vote TN app. Early voting takes place at the County Building located at 241 Main Street. Locals may cast early ballots from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. 

If you have question or concerns, contact Administrator of Elections Jim Sanders at 931-759-4532 or [email protected]. You may also request an mail in ballot at the contact email. •

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