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Election Day Tuesday

The time has come to decide Tennessee’s next governor.

This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day and time to cast your ballot for those who haven’t taken advantage of early voting. Polls will open at 8 a.m. at 20 precincts around Warren County and close at 7 p.m.

According to election records, 6,537 Warren County voters cast their ballot during early or absentee voting. Statewide, the number of early voters was 1.37 million, according to the Tennessee Secretary of State website.

If local election trends continue, based on early voting numbers Warren County will have about 11,000 total votes cast this midterm election. The county has 20,254 registered voters.

Several impactful races are on the ballot. For governor, Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean are the two frontrunners to replace term-limited Gov. Bill Haslam.

For the open U.S. Senate seat vacated by Bob Corker, Democrat Phil Bredesen is facing Republican Marsha Blackburn.

In the Tennessee House, the 43rd District has incumbent Republican Paul Sherrell against Democrat Les Trotman.

The 47th District Tennessee House race is an open seat after the departure of Judd Matheny. Democrat Mike Winton is facing Republican Rush Bricken.

U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais is trying to fend off the challenge of teacher Mariah Phillips in the 4th District.

In addition, there are seats on the ballot in McMinnville and Morrison city elections.

For election results, see Wednesday’s edition of the Standard.