early voting http://wmot.org en Tennessee Voter Registration Ends October 8 http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-voter-registration-ends-october-8 <p>SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennesseans have one week to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Registration closes on Monday, Oct. 8.</p><p>Voters should keep in mind that Monday is Columbus Day, a national holiday, so post offices will&nbsp;not be open that day.&nbsp;Anyone planning&nbsp;to mail in a registration will need to&nbsp;have it&nbsp;postmarked by no later than Saturday, October 6.</p><p>Voters also need to remember that Tennessee has a new voter photo ID requirement. &nbsp;Bedford County Election’s Coordinator Summer Leverette explains.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:17:26 +0000 Mike Osborne 16273 at http://wmot.org Tennesseans Take to Early Voting Option http://wmot.org/post/tennesseans-take-early-voting-option <p>CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; Early voting is gaining popularity in Tennessee.</p><p>Tennessee Election Commission Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins&nbsp;&nbsp;says this year&#39;s early voting turnout is on track to surpass the last two comparable August elections.</p><p>Goins says early voting started in 1994 and has become more popular every year.&nbsp; Voters clearly like early voting, and Goins says the option also reduces the strain on state resources.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:37:43 +0000 Mike Osborne 13519 at http://wmot.org