July 3 is the final day to register to vote in the Aug. 2 elections which will be filled with local and state seats, according to officials at the Bradley County Elections Office.
The first day for early voting is July 13.
Voters will also be casting ballots for or against a resolution passed by the Bradley County Commission asking about a wheel tax referendum.
Three early voting sites are planned.
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, according to Fran Green, Bradley County Elections administrator.
During early voting, ballots may be cast Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
The recent redistricting means some voters will be casting ballots at different precints than in the past for the Aug. 2 primary
Approximately 600 voters will now cast ballots at Stuart Elementary School.
Elections office officials said an area of Villa Drive was affected most during the redistricting.
Also changed 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:
n For the Bradley County School board Ben Atchley, Laura Mountain and Christopher Turner; District 1; Melvin “Teddy” Bryson and Nicholas Lillios District 3; Rodney Dillard, District 5; and Charlie Rose, District 7, according to Green, will be on the ballot.
n 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 Congressional race are Republicans Scott Desjarlais and Shannon Kelley. Eric Stuart is the Democratic contender in the primary.
n In the 10th Senatorial District , Todd Gardenhire and Greg Vital are the Republican candidates. Quenston Coleman, Andrae McGary and David Testerman are on the Democratic ballot.