Thursday last day to vote early; Hardin County lagging in percentage of early voters
Thursday is the last day to vote early in the Nov. 6 state, federal and local city elections.
Hardin County Administrator of Elections Jeanette Cronise said Tuesday morning that early voting here has slowed down in the last couple of days. A total of 3,453 ballots had been cast early as of Monday, and Cronise estimates another 1,000 citizens will vote by the end of Thursday, falling short of the 5,891 early votes in the 2016 presidential election.
The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office reports that at the 10-day mark in the early voting period, Hardin County ranked 67th out of 95 Tennessee counties, with 19.86 percent of the county’s registered voters having cast ballots. McNairy County was 64th at 20.15 percent.
Louden County was ranked highest at 37.4 percent. Bledsoe County was ranked lowest at 10.56 percent.
Early voting hours Thursday are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hardin County Election Commission office on the lower floor of the county courthouse on Main Street in Savannah.
On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, polls at precincts across Hardin County are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
State and federal races to be decided in the election are Tennessee governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives (District 7) and Tennessee House of Representatives (District 71).
In Savannah, there are two City Commission seats on the ballot. Steven Blake White, a former member of the commission, faces incumbents Kent Collier and Wes Wilkerson.
In a Crump race absent an incumbent, Jerry Key and Ricky Tuberville are battling for city mayor. With two Crump alderman seats on the ballot, the candidates are incumbent Glenn R. Miller and Wendy R. Presley.
In Adamsville, there are two City Commission seats on the ballot. The candidates, both incumbents, are Jackie Hamm and Lee Winters.