According to officials at the Bradley County Elections Office, 24 Bradley County residents have picked up petition paperwork for seats to be filled in the August Primary and State General elections. That election cycle includes the city and county school boards, Charleston City Council, Cleveland City Council, Tennessee House of Representatives, as well as state committeeman and commiteewoman positions.
April 3 at noon is the deadline to turn in petition paperwork for those interested in being placed on the August General and State Primary ballots.
Those petitioners will have until noon April 10 to withdraw from upcoming races set for August.
“We continue to fill requests for absentee balloting,” said Mimi Angel, deputy administrator at the office.
Angel said the final day to submit absentee voting paperwork is April 29, which is one week from the May 6 Primary.
Angel said requests for absentee ballots to be sent by mail can be filed online, mailed or faxed.
Bradley County Elections Administrator Fran Green said a public inspection of the voting machines will be held at the office April 7, at 12:30 p.m.
Green also confirmed the Mobile Voting Precinct, which has been used for several years and usually located at BI-LO Plaza on McGrady Drive, will not be utilized as an early voting site this year. Instead, 2554 Dalton Pike, Suite 103, at the Gallery at Sterling Pointe has been acquired.
Also, elections officials have confirmed the Bradley Square Mall early voting site will be in the former Regis Salon.
Early voting for the May Primary begins April 16 and ends May 1. The hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
April 7 is also the final day for residents to register to vote in the upcoming elections, including the May 6 Primary.
Picking up petitions for the August General and State Primary to date are:
- Charleston City Council
Walter Goode and Francis McCartney.
- Cleveland City Council District 1
- Cleveland City Council District 2
- Cleveland Council-at-Large
Jonathan Porter and Richard Banks.
- Cleveland City School Board
District 3 — Dawn Robinson.
District 4 — Peggy Pesterfield.
District 5 — Thomas Cloud.
- Cleveland School Board-at Large
Richard J. Shaw and Charlie Cogdill.
- Cleveland Mayor — John Thomas Rowland.
- Bradley County School Board
District 2 — Vicki Beaty.
District 4 — Troy Weathers and Dianna Ball Calfee.
District 6 — Christine Critchfield and Tammy A. Magourik.
- Tennessee House of Representatives District 22 — Dan Howell and J. Adam Lowe.
- Tennessee House of Representatives District 24 — Kevin Brooks.
- District 9 State Executive Committeeman — Jimmy Wayne Bilbo and John Stanberry.
- District 10 State Executive Committeewoman — Emily G. Beaty.
Key dates for potential candidates to remember are:
- April 3, 2014 — Noon deadline to turn petition paperwork back to the Bradley County Election Commission regarding August Primary
- April 10, 2014 — deadline to withdraw
Key dates for voters include:
- April 16, May 1, 2014 — Early Voting will be held Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- April 7, 2014 — Last day to register to vote for the May 6 County Primary.
Additional information can be found at www.bradleyelections.com regarding absentee voting, or by calling 728-7115.