A copy of the Sample Ballot, featuring the names of 86 local and state candidates and two judicial retention questions, was published in Sunday’s edition of the Cleveland Daily Banner.
The Bradley County Election Commission is again providing three sites for early voting. They include the Election Commission Office in the Courthouse Annex building at 155 Broad St. NW; the Bradley Square Mall, inside the Community Room adjacent to the Food Court (voters should use the rear entrance to the mall); and Blythe-Bower Elementary School at 604 20th Street SE inside the small gymnasium in the rear of the building. Blythe-Bower is located adjacent to the Century Village Habitat for Humanity subdivision on 20th Street.
Voters using the mall (North Satellite) and Bower (South Satellite) sites are reminded to follow election signs at the facilities in order to find the polling place.
Voting hours will be the same for all three locations, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Final day for early voting is Saturday, July 31.
Registered Bradley County voters who don’t cast early ballots will still have the opportunity to vote on Election Day (Thursday, Aug. 5). Election Day precincts will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Questions about the election process may be directed to the Bradley County Election Commission Office at 728-7115 or by contacting Fran Green, elections administrator. The Election Commission’s website can be visited at www.bradleyelections.com.
Members of the Bradley County Election Commission include Theba Hamilton, chairman; Dana Burgner, secretary; and members Milan Blake, Stephen Crump and Oscar Kelley.
When visiting the early voting locations or the Election Day polling places, voters will be asked to declare a primary — Republican or Democrat — in order to cast ballots in the state primary races. Both primary tickets will include the County General races.
The state primaries will include races for governor, U.S. House of Representatives (Third Congressional District), Tennessee Senate (9th Senatorial District), Tennessee House of Representatives (22nd and 24th Legislative Districts), State Executive Committeeman (9th District) and State Executive Committeewoman (9th District).
The Bradley County General Elections ballot will include races for county mayor, all seven district seats on the Bradley County Commission, county trustee, Bradley County Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, County Clerk, Register, Bradley County Road Superintendent, constable seats for all seven districts and three district seats on the Bradley County Board of Education (second, fourth and sixth).
The local ballot will also include Charleston City Commission, Cleveland City mayor, three seats on the Cleveland City Council (at-large, first and second) and four seats on the Cleveland City Board of Education (at-large, third, fourth and fifth).
The state primary ballot also will include judicial retention questions for the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Tennessee Court of Appeals.
The full Sample Ballot, with candidates’ names and partisanships (in relevant races) can be found in Sunday’s edition of the Banner or by visiting the Bradley County Election Commission website. A special edition dedicated to county and state political candidates will be published in the July 18 edition of the Banner.