Take advantage of early voting

getprev.editThe Macon County Election Commission is conducting Early Voting for General Presidential and Red Boiling Springs Municipal Election through November 3rd at the Election Commission Office located at 607 Hwy 52 Bypass E, Suite C, in Lafayette. Office hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29th 8 a.m. to 12 noon. This coming Saturday will be the last Saturday to participate in early voting.

Barry Doss, Administrator of Elections, states, “We have had a very heavy turn out for early voting. We are running ahead of the number of people voting than we were in 2012. Our biggest voting turnout day was Thursday with over 600 votes.”

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 and all voting will be done at voting precincts. Polls open at 9:00 am on Election Day and Close at 7:00 p.m.

Tennesseans voting early or on Election Day should remember to bring valid state or federal photo identification with them to the polls. For information about what types of ID are acceptable, visit GoVoteTN.com or call toll free 1-877-850-4959.

Voters can also download the GoVoteTN app, available in the App Store or Google Play, to view voter-specific information when searching by name or address. Voters can find early voting and Election Day polling locations, view and mark sample ballots, see their elected officials, districts and county election commission information as well as access online election results through the application.

For questions or for more information call the Macon County Election Commission office at 615-666-2199.

Kelly Rich

Reach Kelly Rich at 615-666-2440.

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