KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Several important local contests and state and federal primary races in East Tennessee will be decided Thursday.
Election day is August 6. Each polling location's opening time will vary between the different counties, but generally most will be open by 9 a.m. You should check with your registered polling location to find out when it will open.
Polls across the state close Thursday evening at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Central). You cannot be turned away from voting if the polls close while you are still in line to cast a ballot.
A federal or Tennessee government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license) is required to vote per Tennessee law. However, your polling place cannot turn you away from casting a ballot even if you lack an ID. Those who are told they do not meet voting requirements for whatever reason can request a provisional ballot in order to cast a vote. If you vote with a provisional ballot, you have two business days to bring a valid photo ID to the election commission
Below are sample ballots for each East Tennessee county along with links to your district's maps and contact information for your election commission should you have questions.
To find out where you are supposed to vote -- simply visit the Tennessee Secretary of State's website and put in your voter registration info at this link. It will provide you with your polling place, its election day hours, and which districts you will be voting for.