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Early voting for Knoxville primary starts Wednesday

Five City Council seats are up this year for election. The primary is Aug. 31. The regular election is Nov. 2.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Early voting for five Knoxville City Council races starts Wednesday.

Early voting locations for the primary: 

►City County Building downtown

►Downtown West in West Knoxville

►Eternal Life Harvest Center at Five Points in East Knoxville 

►New Harvest Park in Northeast Knoxville

►Meridian Baptist Church in South Knoxville

On weekdays, the voting locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also vote on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the centers will be closed Sundays. On the last three days of voting (Aug. 24-26) the centers will stay open until 7 p.m. 

Downtown West typically draws the most people. Eternal Life Harvest Center is a new addition, replacing the Love Kitchen site.

Early voting continues through August 26.

Five Knoxville City Council seats are up this year. The district seats are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.

The primary election will take place on August 31, and the general election will be on November 2.

Council candidates are being featured on WBIR's "Inside Tennessee" public affairs program, which airs Sunday mornings. You can learn more here.

You can get more information about the upcoming election here. You can also call the Knox County Election Commission at 865-215-2480.

For the primary, district residents will vote only on the candidates in those respective races. The top two finishers will continue on to the regular election.

For the regular race in November, all city voters will take part in choosing who gets to take a City Council seat in the five open district seats.

Credit: Knox County Election Commission
Early voting schedule and locations


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