Volume 51, Number 30

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pickett voters taking advantage of early voting

As of Tuesday morning, Oct. 28th, 862 Pickett County voters casted their early voting ballots for the November 4th Presidential election and position for Pickett Register of Deeds.
In 2006, the early voting numbers reached 1,263 for the general election in Pickett County. During the 2004 presidential election, 1,052 voted early bringing the total to 2,695. A 2002 census showed that there are 4,975 people living in Pickett County and 3,858 are registered voters. Election officials are expecting a good turnout and quite possibly it will be the biggest amount of early voters ever in Pickett County.
This position for Pickett Register of Deeds will hold a record for five independent candidates vying for public office.
Pickett and Hamilton are the only two counties in the state that uses paper ballots along with a scanner that electronically counts votes.
According to Tennessee Election Office, every county in state will be required to use the paper ballots. This election’s procedure keeps a paper trail that ensures more accurate voting and is also used in a case of a contested election. Early voting runs through Thursday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m.

TOP STORIES

Minutes from the Town of Byrdstown July 14th meeting - The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, July 14, 2014 at... Keep Reading

Concerned parent questions policies and procedures during Pickett County School Board meeting - The Pickett County Board of Education met Monday, July 14th, 7 p.m. at the office of the director of... Keep Reading

County Commission looking for ways to increase revenue - By: AMANDA HILL BOND, PUBLISHERThe Pickett County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, July ... Keep Reading