Polls Busy on the First Day of Early Voting

Huntsville, TN (2018-07-13) Nearly 500 registered voters exercised their civil duty on Friday, casting ballots in the August General Election and State Primary.

According to Administrator of Elections Gabe Krahn, 490 people voted on Friday, making it one of the busiest first days of Early Voting in recent history.  Four years ago, 457 people scurried to the polls on the first day.  In addition to those who voted by personal appearance on Friday, the Election Commission also received 10 ballots by mail, making the total number of absentee ballots received to date, 189.

Early Voting will continue through Saturday, July 28, 2018.  The county’s two Early Voting sites are located the Scott County Office Building, 2845 Baker Highway, in Huntsville and the Oneida Municipal Services Building, 121 Municipal Drive, in Oneida.  Polling hours for Early Voting are:  Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am. to 3:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (NOTE: Thursday, July 26, 2018 the polls will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.).

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.