Early voting in Tennessee for the March 1st Presidential primaries began Wednesday February 10th and will continue through Tuesday February 23rd.
On Thursday, the second day of early voting, 115 people voted in Oak Ridge, 94 in Clinton and 54 in Andersonville and the Election Commission received five mail-in ballots, for a total of 268 early voters and a two-day total of 532.
In Anderson County, early voting will take place at the Clinton Community Center, the Midtown Community Center in Oak Ridge and at the Anderson Crossing Shopping Center in the Norris/Andersonville area. Keep in mind that no matter where in Anderson County you are registered to vote, you can vote at any one of those three satellite locations. Early voting hours in Anderson County will be from 10 am to 6 pm weekdays and from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturdays. The Election Commission also says that even though the Courthouse will be closed on Monday February 15th for President’s Day, all three satellite voting locations will be open for you to cast your ballot.
Voters are reminded to bring a state or federal photo ID with them to the polls when they come in to vote early or on election day.
Election Administrator Mark Stephens says that the highest number of early voters in previous Presidential primaries turned out in 2008, with 3953 votes cast before election day.
For more information on voting in Anderson County, including a look at the sample ballot, visit the Anderson County Election Commission’s website at www.acelect.com. You can also call 865-457-6238.