early voting

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennesseans have one week to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Registration closes on Monday, Oct. 8.

Voters should keep in mind that Monday is Columbus Day, a national holiday, so post offices will not be open that day. Anyone planning to mail in a registration will need to have it postmarked by no later than Saturday, October 6.

Voters also need to remember that Tennessee has a new voter photo ID requirement.  Bedford County Election’s Coordinator Summer Leverette explains.

Tennesseans Take to Early Voting Option

Jul 23, 2012

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Early voting is gaining popularity in Tennessee.

Tennessee Election Commission Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins  says this year's early voting turnout is on track to surpass the last two comparable August elections.

Goins says early voting started in 1994 and has become more popular every year.  Voters clearly like early voting, and Goins says the option also reduces the strain on state resources.