Tuesday is Election Day in Tennessee as polls open across the Volunteer State for the Republican and Democratic primaries.
Polls in Warren County will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for those who did not vote early. A total of 2,688 Warren countians voted early. Statewide, Tennessee residents voted in the Republican Primary 2-to-1 during early voting.
Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton won Tennessee in the Democratic primary while Rick Santorum won Tennessee four years ago in the Republican Primary. Neither ended up getting their party’s nomination.
Those who go to their election precincts Tuesday must decide to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary. They cannot vote in both. However, voters can choose either primary regardless of their voting history.
Those opting for the Democratic Primary will see a streamlined ticket with only the presidential preference primary and local unopposed primaries for the offices of property assessor and one county commission spot.
Election administrator Donna Smith says to avoid undue delays at the polls, voters should be sure to bring a photo ID since state law now requires one to be presented in order to vote. They also request you bring your voter registration card to expedite the process.