Early Voting Continues At Brisk Pace 2,432 ballots cast through the first 9 days of early voting

HAS NEVER MISSED VOTING SINCE 1935 Mrs. Maxine Crouch, who recently turned 100 years old, is shown getting ready to vote on Tuesday, July 29.  She is shown being assisted by Election Commission worker Pansy Crockett (with Administrator of Election Joey Williams looking on).  “Miss Mac,”  or “Aunt Mac,” as she is affectionately known by her many friends and former students, has never missed a chance to vote since she turned 21 years old, which represents some 40 local elections and 20 Presidential Elections.  She encourages everyone to exercise their right to vote.

HAS NEVER MISSED VOTING SINCE 1935
Mrs. Maxine Crouch, who recently turned 100 years old, is shown getting ready to vote on Tuesday, July 29. She is shown being assisted by Election Commission worker Pansy Crockett (with Administrator of Election Joey Williams looking on). “Miss Mac,” or “Aunt Mac,” as she is affectionately known by her many friends and former students, has never missed a chance to vote since she turned 21 years old, which represents some 40 local elections and 20 Presidential Elections. She encourages everyone to exercise their right to vote.

Early voting for the August 7th General Election began on Friday, July 18 and will continue through Saturday, August 2 at the Fentress County Election Commission office at 111 North Norris Street in Jamestown.

Through the first nine days of voting, from Friday, July 18 through Monday, July 28, a total of 2,432 voters had cast ballots by the early method, which represents about 22% of the 12,481 registered voters in the county.

This year, with election day falling on the same day (August 7) as the first day of the 127 Yard Sale, voters are encouraged to take advantage of the early voting period to avoid the congestion which comes with the Yard Sale.

Early voting hours are;

Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Saturday hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon

Voters who vote in person during early voting or on Election Day must present a photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government. These IDs may be current or expired. Examples.

•Tennessee driver license with your photo

•Tennessee Department of Safety photo ID

•Tennessee gun carry permit with your photo

•United States Military photo ID

•United States Passport; or

•Any other photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government.

College student IDs and photo IDs issued by cities, counties and other states will not be accepted.

Voters are exempt if they vote absentee by mail.

(review the requirements at http://www.tngov/sos/election/bymail.htm)

Voters who vote absentee by mail:

•Voters who live in a licensed nursing home or assisted living center and vote at the facility.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.