Murfreesboro FAQ: Early voting in the Presidential Primary

Feb 20, 2020 at 10:12 am by Michelle Willard

Early voting in Rutherford County

Early voting has started for the Super Tuesday Presidential Primary, set for March 3.

Early voting runs through Feb. 25 at locations across the county. You don't need a reason to voting early, other than a desire to participate in our democracy.

You can also change your address, reactivate your registration during early voting.

What am I voting for?

Tennessee votes to nominate their preferred presidential candidate along with Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia. The Virginia Republican Party decided to cancel its primary and select their delegates directly at its state party convention, throwing all its support for the reelection of incumbent President Donald Trump.

One-third of all Democratic delegates will be selected on Super Tuesday.

Along with the Presidential Primary, local Republicans will select the nominee for Rutherford County Assessor of Property between incumbent Rob Mitchell and Travis Johnson as well as at-large delegates to the Republican Convention. This contest will be decided in the County General Election slated for Aug. 6.

Samples ballots can be found for Republicans and Democrats on the Election Commission website.

What do I need to vote?

First you have to ask for either a Republican or Democratic ballot. Tennessee has an open primary, which means you don't have to declare a party or register with one beforehand. You can decide that day of and even can flip between parties with each election.

Then you must present a valid state-issued ID with your name and photograph to vote. Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired: Tennessee driver license with your photo, United States Passport, Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government, United States Military photo ID, or Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo.

College student IDs and photo IDs not issued by the federal or Tennessee state government are NOT acceptable. This includes library cards.

If this is your first time voting and your ID is expired, you must also present a document with your current address, like a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document.

Where can I vote?

You can use the map below to find the polling location closest to you.

With the exception of the Election Commission Office, all polling locations are open Monday-Friday from 10 .m.-6 p.m. Election Commission Office is open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. All locations are open 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays.

Early voting ends Feb. 25.



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