Early voting for the May 6 Primary in Bradley County for a number of elected offices ended Thursday at 6 p.m. An increase in voting activity was noted, according to Fran Green, Bradley County Elections administrator.
Early voting totals were up by 1,261 compared to a comparable set of elections in May 2010.
The grand total early voting tallied 7,863.
Green reminded voters who didn’t take the opportunity during the Early Voting days that on election day next Tuesday, polls will open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
“Registered voters will vote at their assigned polling location for their residence, and will need to bring a federal or state of Tennessee-issued photo ID to vote on the voting machine,” Green said. “If a registered voter does not have a photo ID, federal or state of Tennessee issued, they may vote a provisional ballot; however, for that ballot to count the voter would have to bring back a federal or state of Tennessee-issued photo ID within 48 hours to the Bradley County Election Commission. There are two exemptions to the law, one an indigent voter or for religious reasons. They will have to sign an affidavit to swear to either.”
A number of races will be decided Tuesday. Races for the sheriff, district attorney general, several judges seats, County Commission posts and constables as well as other government offices are on the ballot. Those unopposed will take office in September, and those facing opposition will be decided in the August General and State Primary elections.
Voting locations will be: McDonald Ruritan Club, Hopewell Elementary School, Walker Valley High School, Bradley County Senior Center, Michigan Avenue Elementary School, Black Fox Elementary School, Cleveland High School, Stuart Elementary School, Waterville Community School, Valley View Elementary School, the Old Blythe Avenue School, Oak Grove Elementary School, E.L. Ross, Prospect Elementary School and Blue Springs gymnasium and Lee University. Results will be posted shortly after polls close.
For additional information, visit www.bradleyelections.com.