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Four Things Voters Should Know Before Going to Vote November 6

11/2/2018

NASHVILLE, TN - Davidson County polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, for the State and Federal General Election. All eligible voters who have not already cast a ballot during the Early Voting period are encouraged to visit their assigned polling location on Election Day.

“Over 155,000 voters took advantage of the two weeks of Early Voting,” said Jeff Roberts, administrator of elections. “It was great to see this enthusiastic early turnout for the Midterm Elections, and we look forward to a busy Election Day on Tuesday.”

Voters will decide races for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, TN Senate and TN House of Representatives. Six Metropolitan Charter Amendments will also appear on the ballot. Residents of Belle Meade, Forest Hills and Goodlettsville will elect City Commissioners.

Here are four things voters need to know to make their voting experience smoother on November 6:

  1. Polls will be open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The busiest hours are early morning and end of day.
  2. Review the sample ballot, including the 6 Metropolitan Charter Amendments.  You may make your selections on a sample ballot and use it as a guide in the voting booth.
  3. Bring your photo ID. Tennessee law requires all voters to present a Federal or Tennessee state government-issued photo ID, unless an exception applies. Voters do not need to show their Voter Registration Card to vote.
  4. Know your voting location. There are 160 voting locations across Davidson County, but you must vote at your designated Election Day polling place. Not sure where to go? Visit Vote.Nashville.gov where you may enter your address to identify your assigned location.

On Election Day, more than 1,500 Poll Officials will staff 160 voting locations across Davidson County. Their day starts well before the polls open at 7 a.m. and does not end until the last vote is cast.

The sample ballot and other information about elections and voting can be found on the Davidson County Election Commission website at Vote.Nashville.gov.

The Davidson County Election Commission (DCEC) is responsible for providing free and fair elections to every eligible citizen.  The Election Commission is regulated by State of Tennessee law and funded by Metropolitan Nashville government. The main office is located at 1417 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN.

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