The Bradley County Election Commission has successfully arranged the use of a portable building to be set up at the location for early voting which begins Oct. 13.
Early voters will have 14 days to make their choices for governor and House of Representatives, and the 5th District will have an opportunity to vote for a Bradley County School Board position.
The State of Tennessee and Bradley County General Election Day is Nov. 2.
Recently, Bradley County Election commissioners worked to find a new site for early voting.
Numbers had been low at the former Blythe-Bower early voting site.
Two other early voting satellite locations, the Bradley Square Mall and the Election Commission Office in the Courthouse Annex, continued to have higher early voting numbers.
Commissioners visited the Bradley County Road Department where they pondered the idea of reinstituting the use of the portable early voting unit.
They unanimously decided if they could secure the BI-LO site and take care of issues such as Internet and phone connections as well as making minor repairs to the portable unit, they would forego looking for another early voting location.
Present at the meeting Monday at the Bradley County Election Commission Office were Milan Blake, Dana Burgner and Steven Crump. Oscar Kelley was out of town on a scheduled trip. Chairperson Theba Hamilton had a family medical emergency.
Officials will visit the BI-LO site Thursday to look over and approve repairs to the portable unit.
In other business, commissioners discussed placement of election workers and approved them for service.
The Cleveland High School Interact Club will aid Election Day workers during the election process.
A public inspection of the voting machines was scheduled for Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Election Commissioin Office. Officials will hold a final regular meeting on Nov. 1, prior to voting day.
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