Beginning Friday, registered voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for the Aug. 2 state primary and county general elections.
Rutherford County Administrator of Elections Nicole Lester is encouraging voters to take advantage of early voting.
“Early voting is a convenient way for voters to be sure their voices are heard,” Lester said. “With this kind of flexibility, I hope that our voters will not miss this opportunity to exercise their right to vote.”
Early voting ends Saturday, July 28.
Voters will cast ballots in the county general election for property assessor, road superintendent, road board and school board. Voters in the city of Murfreesboro will also vote for two seats on the school board.
State primary candidates are vying for nominations in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, Tennessee Senate and Tennessee House of Representatives.
Candidates in all the contested local races will be profiled in The Murfreesboro Post in our next few issues, beginning with the Rutherford County Property Assessor in this issue.
Candidates in Road Board zones 3, 5, 6 and 7; County School Board zones 5 and 6; and the Murfreesboro School Board’s two at-large seats are all running unopposed.
In the state races, the contested races are in the Tennessee Senate 14th District Republican, State House 37th and 48th districts Republican, and State House 34th District Democratic primary elections.
Voters are reminded that they will need to present a state or federal government-issued photo ID in order to vote in person, whether during early voting or on Election Day.
Examples of acceptable forms of ID – whether current or expired – include driver licenses, U.S. passports, Department of Safety photo ID cards, U.S. military photo IDs, and other state or federal government-issued photo ID cards. College student IDs are not acceptable.