Early voting for the August 7 election is off to a brisk start in Knox County..
A number of key local county seats are up for final votes, and it is the primary for state and federal offices.
Early voting runs from July 18 to August 2.
Knox County Administrator of Elections Cliff Rodgers says that more than 2,000 voters cast their ballot on the first day of early voting on Friday. In May, only 855 turned out the first day of early voting.
Two of those early voters were Governor Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy. The governor, who is running for a second term in Nashville, cast his ballot at the City-County Building.
In Knox County, there are ten locations to cast your ballot early:
- City-County Building
- Love Kitchen
- 1543 Downtown West
- New Harvest Park
- 6510 E. Chapman Highway, Suite 6
- Carter Library
- Farragut Town Hall
- 314 Merchants Drive, Suite E
- Halls Recreation Center
- 7650 Oak Ridge Highway
The polls will be open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 7 pm. On Saturdays, you can vote from 11 am to 5 pm.
For information on other county races, please contact your local election commission. You can find a link to those here. You may also copy and paste this link into your browser: http://tnsos.org/elections/election_commissions.php