Volume 51, Number 16

sixteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pickett County Election Commission announces start of early voting

Beginning Friday, July 13, registered voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for the August 2 state primary and county general elections. Pickett County Administrator of Elections Tim Clark is encouraging voters to take advantage of early voting.
“Early voting is a convenient way for voters to be sure their voices are heard,” said Clark. “With this kind of flexibility, I hope that our voters will not miss this opportunity to exercise their right to vote.”
Early voting will be conducted at the Community Center. You may contact the Pickett County Election Commission office at 864-3583 for more information regarding early voting hours, locations and sample ballots. Early voting ends Saturday, July 28.
“I am grateful to the county election officials, poll workers, and others who are willing to put in the time and effort that goes into a successful election,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “Their hard work and dedication ensures that all Tennesseans have an opportunity to exercise their right to vote.”
Voters are reminded that they will need to present a state or federal issued photo ID in order to vote in person, whether during early voting or on Election Day.
Examples of acceptable forms of ID, whether current or expired, include driver licenses, U.S. passports, Department of Safety photo ID cards, U.S. military photo IDs and other state or federal government photo ID cards. College student IDs are not acceptable.
If you would like more information about early voting or the new law, call 1-877-850-4959 or visit the Division of Elections web site at www.GoVoteTN.com.

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