Early Voting Begins Friday, July 17

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       Early voting for the upcoming Federal and State Primary, County General, and Waynesboro City Elections will begin on Friday, July 17th, 2020 at the Election Commission Office in the Wayne County Courthouse. The hours for early voting are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Early voting will continue through Saturday, August 1st, 2020. The Election Commission Office is in the basement level of the courthouse, at 100 Court Circle.

       The seats on the ballot for the August 6th election are:

    Local: Waynesboro City Commission (2 seats)

    County General: Property Assessor; School Board Member District 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7; Circuit Judge Part 3 (Unexpired Term); Public Defender (Unexpired Term); Democrat State Executive Committee Member (Unexpired Term)

    State Primary: State Senator District 28; State Representative District 71; U.S. Congressman 7th District; U.S. Senator

       Anyone voting in person during early voting or on Election Day must present a photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government. To learn more about the photo ID requirements, visit the website http://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/what-id-required-when-voting.

       For those who choose NOT to participate in early voting, the election will be held on Thursday, August 6th. If you choose to vote on that day, you will vote at your assigned polling place.

       If you wish to vote by mail, you must meet certain legal requirements pursuant to Tennessee code. You must request a ballot in writing over your signature. The request can be made as much as 90 days in advance of an election and not later than 7 days prior to an election. Voters requesting an absentee ballot may send a written request no later than Thursday, July 30th, 2020, to the Wayne County Election Commission. The request must include ALL of the following information:

    •Name of the registered voter

    •Voter’s legal residence in Wayne County

    •Voter’s date of birth

    •Voter’s social security number

    •The address to mail the ballot to

    •Election(s) the voter wishes to vote in (including primary)

    •Legal reason the voter wishes to vote absentee

    •Voter’s signature

       If you have any questions regarding voting, voter registration, or the election, you may call the Wayne County Election Commission Office at 931-722-3517.