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Early voting ends Saturday
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George Odineal exercised his right to vote at the Centertown CIC on Tuesday. In addition to the Early Voting Room at the back of the administrative building, the Centertown CIC and Morrison Ruritan are also open for early voting.

Early voting ends Saturday for the Aug. 4 General Election. 

On Wednesday, July 30, candidates for sheriff, county executive and county commissioners will be four days from learning who’s in and who’s out. 

Two candidates for county executive have been tirelessly vying for your support. 

County Executive Jimmy Haley seeks a second term.

“Voting is a part of responsible citizenship,” said Haley. “It is all about choice in every election. I am pleased with voter turnout thus far. Wished more people participated. I have always been an optimist. The people always come first. There is no place for ugly politics in local elections. We are better than that. Together we will continue to make progress as a county and deliver the services that our residents expect. That is how we change lives in the community we love.”

Haley is running as an Independent, while challenger Terry Bell won the Republican nod on May 3. 

Bell stated, “We’ve ran a positive political campaign and I feel good about that. Our efforts have been focused on meeting as many voters as possible, letting them know what we can accomplish over the next four years, and listening to any concerns that they may have. They’re telling me that they want cooperation between the county executive and the county commission.”

Those races and several more are on the Aug. 4 ballot. That election will also decide who advances in the state and federal elections in November.

Residents have four days left to vote early: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday thru Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

“As of right now, we have had 3,246 votes cast,” said Warren County Election Administrator Susie Davenport on Monday. 

Early voting is in the Early Voting Room at the back of the administrative building at 201 Locust Street. Two additional early voting locations are available Wednesday thru Friday only. They are located at Centertown CIC, 92 Gilbert Street in Centertown and at Morrison Ruritan, 121 W. Maple Street in Morrison. Hours are the same as above. 

“Any registered Warren County voter can vote at any of the three early voting sites,” said Davenport.

All voters must bring their photo ID with them because Tennessee Law requires it. Voters should also remember to check their wardrobe before coming out to vote because campaign apparel is not only frowned upon, but is also illegal. State law requires polling areas and the area within a 100-foot boundary of the entrance to be a campaign-free zone.

Election Day voting is 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all 20 precincts.