Early Voting Rather Light For November Elections

Early voting for the Nov. 4 election began October 15 in Tennessee. Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins are encouraging Tennesseans to take advantage of the convenience of early voting, which will continue through Oct. 30. In Fentress County, early voting through the first week was rather light,avaraging only about 70 per day., but has picked up since.

From Wednesday, October 15, through Monday, October 27,  (the first 11 days), a total of 961, had cast ballots by the early voting method, for an average of 95 per day.

Registered voters may vote early at the Fentress County Election Commission Office, located at 111 North Norris Street in Jamestown, TN.

Early voting hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Anyone wishing to vote early must have a signed identification ready when applying to vote.

For more information, please contact Joey Williams, Administrator of Elections, at the Fentress County Election Commission Office, or call (931)879-7162.

In the November 4 General Election, in the race for Governor of Tennessee, incumbent Governor Bill Haslam, the Republican Nominee, will be squaring off against Democratic Nominee Charles V. “Charlie” Brown, Constitution Party nominee Shaun Crowell, Green Party nominee Isa Infanta, and Independent candidates Steven Damon Coburn, John Jay Hooker, and Daniel T. Lewis.

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