Early Voting Underway for November 6 Election

Huntsville, TN (2018-10-16) Early voting for the November 6, 2018 State and Federal Election began Wednesday, October 17, 2018.   In Scott County, voters will be casting ballots for Tennessee Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and State Representative.  Voters in the Town of Winfield will also select a Mayor and two aldermen.

The 14-day Early Voting period for the 2018 State and Federal General Election begins on Wednesday and will end on Thursday, November 1, 2018.  In Scott County, voters will have the option of voting at either of two Early Voting sites: 1) the Scott County Office Building located at 2845 Baker Highway in Huntsville, or 2) the Oneida Municipal Services Building located at 121 Municipal Drive in Oneida.   Polling hours for the period will be:  Mondays through Thursdays (October 1- October 31) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fridays (October 19, October 26) 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays (October 20, October 27) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and Thursday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

“Tennesseans broke August early voting records as they selected nominees and elected county officials, and I know interest remains high as voters prepare to select leaders across all levels of government on the November ballot,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “Early voting offers voters more opportunities to find a convenient time to cast their ballots,” he added.

Voters can download the GoVoteTN app, available in the App Store or Google Play, to view voter-specific information. Voters can find early voting and Election Day polling locations, view and mark sample ballots and much more. The platform is also available at GoVoteTN.com.

State law requires polling locations and the area within a 100-foot boundary surrounding each entrance remain campaign-free zones. Tennessee law prohibits the display or distribution of campaign materials and the solicitation of votes for or against any person, party or question on the ballot in these areas.

Tennesseans voting early or on Election Day should remember to bring valid photo identification with them to the polls. A driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security as well as photo IDs issued by Tennessee state government or the federal government are acceptable, even if they are expired. College student IDs are not acceptable.

For more information about acceptable forms of identification, you may visit here or by calling toll free 1-877-850-4959.