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Eligible voters can now request absentee by mail ballots for August election

Eligible Hardin County voters can now request ballots to vote absentee by-mail for the Aug. 6 state and federal primary and county general election.
“Our office is working hard to process absentee by mail ballot requests for the August election,” said Hardin County Administrator of Elections Jeanette Cronise. “I encourage Hardin County voters to make your request now.”
Tennessee state law provides numerous reasons to vote absentee by-mail. One of the most popular is being 60 years old or older. Other reasons allowed by state law include:
•The voter will be outside the county where they vote during the early voting period and all day on Election Day.
•The voter or the voter’s spouse is enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university outside the county of registration.
•The voter will be unable to vote in person due to service as a juror.
•The voter is hospitalized, ill or physically disabled and because of such condition, cannot vote in person.
•The voter is a caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill or disabled.
•The voter will be working as a poll official.
•The voter is a member of the military and out of the county where they vote.
For a list of all statutory reasons allowing absentee by-mail voting go to or
After determining eligibility, the next step for those wanting to vote absentee by-mail is to submit a written request to the Hardin County Election Commission by mail, fax or email, Conise said.
The mailing address for the Hardin County Election Commission is 465 Main St., Courthouse lower level, Savannah, Tenn. 38372.
The email is and the fax number is 731-925-9734.
To submit a request by email, electronically attach your request with all the necessary information listed and your scanned signature.
Your request must include:
•your name
•address where you live
•full Social Security number
•date of birth
•the address to mail the ballot to, if different than your home address
•for the August election, to receive a primary ballot, you must request either a Republican or Democratic primary ballot. If a party is not specified, you will receive only the general election ballot.
•which of the qualifying reasons you meet to vote absentee by-mail. For example, “I am 60 years old.”
•your signature
While not required, a phone number is recommended, in case the election commission needs any additional information.
Requests must be received by the Hardin County Election Commission no later than seven days before the election. That means for the Aug. 6 state and federal primary and county general election, completed absentee by-mail ballot requests must be received by July 30.
“Administrator of Elections Jeanette Cronise has been diligently preparing for this election,” said Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “They are ready to assist you with your absentee by mail ballot request.”

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