Dates set for special election to replace Sen. Jim Tracy

Gov. Bill Haslam has scheduled a special primary election for the state Senate District 14 seat vacated by Republican Sen. Jim Tracy for Jan. 25 with the general election on March 13.

Further from the Shelbyville Times Gazette:

According to Bedford County Administrator of Elections Summer Leverette, candidate qualifying for the special election began on Monday, and petitions must be turned in by noon on Dec. 14. Candidates then have until noon Dec. 18 to withdraw from the race.

New voters must be registered by Dec. 27 to participate in the election. Most county offices will be closed Dec. 27, but the election office plans to be open that day, in case of any last-minute registrations, and will close Dec. 22 instead.

Early voting  for the party primaries will be Jan. 5-20… Early voting for the general election will be Feb. 21 through March 8.

State Sen. Jim Tracy resigned the seat, as well as the position of Speaker Pro Tem, earlier this month to accept a position as Rural Development state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The district includes Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and part of Rutherford counties.

The governor’s write of election order is HERE.

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