Early voting ends Saturday

By AUTUMN HUGHES
Posted 7/31/20

Only two days remain in the early voting period leading up to the Aug. 3 election. Bradley County’s three early voting locations are open until 6 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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Early voting ends Saturday

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Only two days remain in the early voting period leading up to the Aug. 6 election.

Bradley County’s three early voting locations are open until 6 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The three local early voting locations are:

• Bradley County Election Commission, 155 Broad St. N.W.;

• Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway N.W., Suite 612, in the old Bath & Body Works location; and

• The former BB&T Bank building at 2375 McGrady Drive S.E.

Voters have the opportunity to cast ballots in the Tennessee State and U.S. primaries, as well as Bradley County General elections which also include races in the cities of Cleveland and Charleston.

According to Fran Green, Bradley County’s administrator of elections, so far XXXXXXX ballots have been cast locally.

Thursday was the last day to request an absentee ballot; completed ballots must be returned to the Bradley County Election Commission Office by Aug. 6. Absentee ballots must arrive to the election commission by mail. A U.S. Post Office location is across the hall from the election commission, in the Bradley County Courthouse Annex.

According to a news release from Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, county election officials “have worked diligently to make early voting safe and easy.”

“There’s no need to wait,” Hargett said. “I encourage voters to take advantage of the final Saturday of early voting.”

Tennesseans are encouraged to do their part during early voting and on Election Day to stay safe. This includes wearing a face covering and maintaining a six-foot distance from poll officials and other voters. Voters should expect to see signs with further safety instructions at their polling locations. All poll officials will be wearing face coverings and are trained in social distancing protocols.

Tennesseans voting early or on Election Day should remember to bring valid photo identification to the polls. A driver's license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, by Tennessee state government or by the federal government are acceptable even if they are expired. College student IDs are not acceptable.
The local ballot includes several races, including:

State Republican Primary Election:

• U.S. Senate: Clifford Adkins, Natisha Brooks, Byron Bush, Roy Dale Cope, Terry Dicus, Tom Emerson, JR., George S. Flinn, Jr., Bill Hagerty, Jon Henry, Kent A. Morrell, Glen L. Neal JR., John E. Osborne, Aaron L. Pettigrew, David Schuster and Manny Sethi.

• U.S. House of Representatives — District 3: Chuck Fleischmann.

• U.S. House of Representatives — District 4: Scott DesJarlais, Doug Meyer and Randy A. Sharp.

• Tennessee Senate — District 10: Todd Gardenhire.

• Tennessee House of Representatives — District 22: Dan Howell.

• Tennessee House of Representatives — District 24: Mark Hall.

State Democratic Primary Election:

• U.S. Senate: Marquita Bradshaw, Gary G. Davis, Robin Kimbrough, James Mackler and Mark Pickrell.

• U.S. House of Representatives — District 3: Meg Gorman.

• U.S. House of Representatives — District 4: Noelle Bivens and Christopher J. Hale.

• Tennessee Senate — District 10: Glenn Scruggs.

• Tennessee House of Representatives — District 24: Daniel Jones.

• State Executive Committeewoman — District 10: Demetrus Coonrod.

Bradley County General Election:

• County Commission — District 5, Seat B: Tim Fowler, Dennis Goins and Cindy Slater.

• Assessor of Property: Stanley M. Thompson.

• School Board — District 1: Nancy Casson.

• School Board — District 3: Ted Bryson.

• School Board — District 5: Rodney Dillard.

• School Board — District 7: Jerry Frazier.

City of Charleston Election:

• City Commission — No candidate qualified. Two positions are open.
 
City of Cleveland Election:

• City Council — District 3: Tom Cassada and Scott McGowan.
 
• City Council — District 4: David May Jr.
 
• City Council — District 5: Dale R. Hughes.
 
• City Council At-Large: Larry Hafley and Avery Johnson Sr.
 
• School Board — District 1: Carolyn Ingram.
 
• School Board — District 2: Krista McKay.
 
• School Board At-Large: Nate Tucker.
 

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