July 13 is the first day for early voting.
The Bradley County Elections Commission office, a location at Bradley Square Mall yet to be determined due to ongoing construction, and BI-LO on McGrady Drive are the planned early voting sites.
Voters can cast their ballots each day during early voting, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays.
According to the summary question for a referendum on a wheel tax:
“Resolution 2012-13, passed by the Bradley County Commission March 5, places the following issue of whether a motor vehicle tax is to be assessed before the voters of Bradley County, to be decided in the general election by a majority of qualified voters.”
The wording on the ballot will read:
“Shall a motor vehicle tax be assessed the residents of Bradley County, Tennessee, beginning on Jan. 1, 2013, in the amount of $32 for each motor-driven vehicle and $16 for each motorcycle owned by them (except for motor vehicles not taxed by the State of Tennessee and motor-driven vehicles owned by any government agency or governmental instrumentality), the proceeds to be dedicated to the Debt Service Fund for principal, interest and fees on education capital projects, be approved?”
Voters will be asked to vote “for” or “against” the item.
During the Aug. 2 primary, a small group of voters will vote at different precincts than they have in the past due to a redistricting change.
Approximately 600 voters will cast ballots at Stuart Elementary School.
Elections office officials said an area of Villa Drive was affected most during the redistricting.
Also affected were the 1st and 7th districts.
A few households’ voters will still cast their ballots at the Prospect Elementary School polling place.
Officials said, “only those whose precincts have changed will be notified by mail.”
The following candidates will be on the August ballot.
For the County School board Ben Atchley, Laura Mountain and Christopher Turner; District 1; Melvin “Teddy” Bryson, District 3; Nicholas Lillios, Rodney Dillard, District 5; and Charlie Rose, District 7, according to Green, will be on the ballot.
During the August state and federal elections, Charleston City and Cleveland city votes are to be cast.
According to Mimi Angel, deputy administrator at the Bradley County Elections Office, Tony Whitener, Larry Anderson and Donna McDermott are on the ballot for Charleston City Council positions.
In the city of Cleveland, George Poe Jr. and Steve Morgan are seeking re-election in the City Council At-Large race.
William J. “Bill” Wheeler and Avery L. Johnson are seeking the Cleveland City Council District 3 position. David W. May Jr. is focused on retaining his District 4 seat and Dale R. Hughes, Jonathon C. Porter and Thomas Tucker Johnson are among those seeking the District 5 City Council position.
George Meacham is on the ballot for City School Board District 1 and Murl O. Dirksen for District 2.
Incumbent State Rep. Eric Watson, District 22 House of Representatives, will face David Kimbro for the Republican Primary race. The Democratic challenger is Jonathan Gladden.
Jack Epperson is vying for the District 24 state House race and will face incumbent Republican Kevin Brooks.
3rd District Congressional Republican candidates include incumbent Chuck Fleischmann, Ron Bhalla, Scottie Mayfield and Weston Wamp.
On the Democratic ballot are Mary M. Headrick and Bill Taylor.
In the 4th District race are Republicans Scott Desjarlais and Shannon Kelley. Eric Stuart is the Democratic contender in the primary.
In District 10, Todd Gardenhire and Greg Vital are the Republican candidates. Quenston Coleman, Andrae McGary and David Testerman are on the Democratic ballot.