Tuesday is last day of early voting in Tennessee

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Early voting for Tennessee’s presidential primary ends on Tuesday.

About 199,000 people voted early through Saturday, down from 208,000 through the same period in 2016. There had been 29,228 fewer Republican ballots casts through the first 10 days, compared with an increase of nearly 20,000  Democratic ones. GOP voters still accounted for 55% of the early votes cast, but that was down from 66% in the 2016 primary.

Democrats have seen their biggest gains in Shelby County (+4,116 votes), Hamilton (+2,023), Williamson (+1,961), Davidson (1,808), and Knox (+1,417) counties.

Republican turnout has been most depressed in Davidson (-4,087), Knox (-3,907), Rutherford (-2,359), Shelby (-2,202), Monroe (-1,681), and Sumner (-1,459) counties.

Wilson County has had the highest increase in turnout compared with 2016, with 2,560 more voters casting ballots (1,423 Republicans and 1,083 Democrats).  The next highest increases were in Shelby (+1,914), Washington (+1,766), Blount (+891), and Williamson (+783).

Tennessee’s Super Tuesday primary is on March 3.

Here’s what the Secretary of State’s office has to say about your last chances to early vote on Monday and Tuesday:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Time is running out for Tennesseans planning to vote early in the Presidential Preference Primary election. Early voting ends Tuesday, Feb. 25. 

Election Day for the Presidential Preference Primary is Tuesday, March 3.

“Early voting offers Tennesseans a convenient opportunity to cast their ballots instead of waiting until Election Day,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “Now is the time to make your voice heard and cast a ballot in the 2020 election.” 

Voters can find their early voting and Election Day polling locations, view and mark sample ballots, see their elected officials, districts and county election commission information as well as access online election results through the GoVoteTN app or online at GoVoteTN.com. Download the GoVoteTN app for free in the App Store or Google Play.

Tennessee’s 95 counties conduct early voting at their local election commission offices or at another location designated by the election commission. Some counties also offer early voting at satellite locations. Contact information for election offices can be found here: County Election Commissions.

Tennesseans voting early or on Election Day should remember to bring valid photo identification with them 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.

More information about what types of ID are acceptable can be found here: What ID is required when voting? or by calling the Division of Elections toll free 1-877-850-4959

24 Responses to Tuesday is last day of early voting in Tennessee

  • Beatrice Shaw says:

    Vote Bernie!!! He can actually beat Donald Trump We need free health care and free education and universal child care Go vote!!!

  • Beatrice Shaw says:

    work for non necessities, of course. spend more money on businesses by not having to pay for insurance, child care or education. farmers can be paid to grow more food and sell at cheaper prices

    • MARLE says:

      Are these things ACTUALLY being offered at Zero cost (child care, insurance, etc). Unless they are being offered by providers for free then someone is paying for them. WHO is that, Beatrice?

      • Lisa Ryan says:

        Um, first of all they are NOT being offered at zero cost. If you referring to Medicare for All it is being paid for by a graduated tax meaning the more you make, the more you pay as it should be. Most people will pay FAR less than what they are paying now and everyone will have access to healthcare instead of a privileged few. Unless you are part of the 1%, it will not cost you anything, it will save you money.

  • Perry Aubric says:

    It appears to me that Republicans are voting in the Democratic Primary. We need party registration to prevent this from happening in either direction.

    Democrats are committing suicide with that blowhard not-a-Democrat communist Bernie Sanders. Just as unfit as the corrupt racist Russian-agent moron Donald Trump. I may be voting for some independent candidate, knowing of course that such a candidate cannot win, but because I simply cannot stomach either sanders or Trump. God help America if that’s our choice.

    • James White says:

      You are just guessing, if you want to know if Republicans are voting Democrat, then check the registration and the primaries of the past.
      Less Republicans are voting in the Republican primary because Trump is the winner, so why bother?

    • MARLE says:

      Bernie is not a communist; he is a socialist. Big difference. Neither is good IMO.

      Communism has government owning industries. Socialism allows for private ownership with the government regulating everything and skimming the profits. It actually is closer to what we have right now. Bernie’s gripe is that they’re not regulating enough or confiscating enough for redistribution.

      • James White says:

        A little clarification.
        Communism: All capital owned by the state. Controlled by the state.
        Socialism: Major capital owned by the state. Controlled by the state.
        Nazism: Some capital owned by the state. Controlled by the state.
        Fascism: No capital owned by the state. Controlled by the state.
        These are forms of State Monopoly.

        Oh and remember back in the 1980’s, we woke up and there was No More Communists.. There was now Democratic Socialism. (the faces and places didn’t change, just the name).

        • MARLE says:

          Sanders is not calling for the US government to own the means of production. He is not calling for US government to own the majority of industry.

          Communism was believed to be the only way you could get business to turn over governance and profits. Then, in countries around the world including our own, we showed that government does not need to have all the headaches and risks associated with ownership; they can achieve nearly the same outcome with regulation and taxation assuming it is strict enough and broad enough.

          That’s where Bernie comes in. Making America socialists (excuse me….more socialist).

  • Meanwhile… your TAXES will DOUBLE… TRIPLE… and the government will decide where your money is spent instead of YOU. Rediculous…!
    “IT MATTERS…” WHAT You Believe… WHO You Vote For…

  • Eddie White says:

    Pulling for Bernie. I think a Trump/Bernie race will be a lot of fun…

  • Beatrice Shaw says:

    Bernie will beat Trump Mark my word If the government would quit cheating with the outdated electoral college we would not be in this economic mess we are in now with Trump

    • MARLE says:

      Trump did not make the mess we are in; he has merely extended it. He promised, with his “business skills” to improve things; he has failed.

      GDP is no where near what he predicted. 3-4% would be a no-brainer with 5-6% be totally doable. American factory creation is up; 12 million he says (did you know that a mom and pop bakery with 3 workers constitutes a factory?). We really need to drill down into his numbers.

      And where are all these US companies who were going to close down their overseas opperations and come rushing back to the US? He predicted they would return the minute corporate tax rates were slashed by 42% down to a rate of 21. The effective rate, which is the only rate that matters, is far lower than that. But where are all the companies?

  • Eddie White says:

    I look forward to voting to continue this economic mess we are in!

    • MARLE says:

      Wages are going up as a function of corporations getting a 42% windfall on taxes and 28 of our states raising the minimum wage which means all wages will rise.

      Factory creation, when the definition of a factory, is “producing a product with 5 or more workers” needs much more clarification.

      Manufacturing is not flourishing b/c of the on-again/off-again head spinning tariff policy changes (from one month to the next) that make 5 yr or even 2 year business plans difficult.

      The stock market has been wildly helped by having low ball interest rates that give investors no where else to turn. Good for investors; bad for savers. (I guess Trump is an investor).

      Our trade Deficit has not improved; it has merely shifted to different countries.

      Our national debt is being added to annually!

  • Eddie White says:

    Whoever the enemy is…

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