Tomorrow is election day

Tomorrow, August 4, Davidson County is holding some important elections.  They may not be getting the attention of Clinton v. Trump.  But certainly some of our school board races are getting a lot of scrutiny on Twitter and in the press.  There’s a fight a’brewin’ over charter schools.

There are probably a few things you need to know and do to get ready for your civic participation:

  • Check out the sample ballots for Davidson County.  At the polls, you’ll choose either the Democratic or Republican ballot (these are primaries for state and national elections), and you’ll also get a county general election ballot.
  • Find your polling place.  Previously, we reported about the county’s polling place finder having inaccurate information about the location of at least one polling place.  That has now been fixed.
  • Know that the polling places are open 7 am to 7 pm and that, because this is Tennessee, you must bring your “Federal or Tennessee State government-issued photo ID.”  Expired IDs are okay; see the state’s webpage on the subject for details about IDs at the polls.
  • If you’ve moved within Davidson County and you were already registered at your old address, go to your new polling place and tell them that.  If you haven’t registered in Davidson County yet, well, that’s a little tougher: don’t forget to register in time for the November elections.

What’s up with all those judges on the ballot that you can “retain” or “replace?”  The Tennessean has the answers.


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