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Lori Atchley

Early voting for the Tennessee State and Federal Primary and County General Election begins Friday, July 17, and runs Monday to Saturday until Saturday, Aug. 1. Election Day is Thursday, Aug. 6.


“Our office has been working diligently to ensure a safe and secure election for voters,” said Lori Atchley, the Sumner County administrator of elections. “I encourage Sumner County voters to help us minimize the amount of time it takes to cast a ballot by voting early.”


Early voting provides Tennesseans the opportunity to avoid Election Day crowds. Early voting also offers the flexibility Saturday hours.


During early voting and on Election Day, voters are encouraged to do their part. This includes wearing a face covering and maintaining a six-foot distance from poll officials and other voters. Voters should expect to see signs with further safety instructions at their polling locations.


“The safety of voters and poll officials are our top priority,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “With social distancing measures and many other safety precautions with this election, I urge voters to take advantage of Tennessee’s generous early voting period.”


Sumner County voters can find early voting and Election Day polling locations on the Sumner County Election Commission website, votesumnertn.org.


Voters who have moved within Sumner County or have had a name change since the last time they voted can update their registration online at GoVoteTN.com. By making sure your registration is up to date, you can shorten the time you will need to spend at your polling location.

Voters should remember to bring valid photo identification with them to the polls. A driver's license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, by Tennessee state government or by the federal government are acceptable even if they are expired.


College student IDs are not acceptable. More information about what types of ID are acceptable can be found on GoVoteTN.com.


Sumner County Early Voting will be at the Sumner County Board of Education Gymnasium, 695 E. Main St. in Gallatin. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday and Saturday, July 18, 25 and Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

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