Turnout average for early voting
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 9:01 pm
By DONNA RYDER
Early voter turnout in Obion County for the Democratic primary was average, according to register of elections Leigh Schlager.
She said voting was slow, with less than 200 people a day, until the last two days of early voting, which end Thursday with 273 registered voters casting their ballots. Of the 20,846 registered voters, 1,690 have already voted.
Election Day is Tuesday. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Polling places include South Fulton City Hall, Eddie Cox Senior Center, Woodland Mills Community Center, Kenton gym, Rives fire station, Obion County fairgrounds, Cloverdale Community Center, Hornbeak City Hall, Samburg Assembly of God, Obion Community Center, Troy Senior Center and the Obion County Public Library.
Registered voters will need to have a voter card, driver’s license or some other form of identification which has a signature.
Residents must vote in the district where they currently live. Anyone who needs to know where their polling location is may call the election office at 885-1901. Mrs. Schlager said this is especially important for registered voters who have moved since the previous election and who have not yet registered their new address with the election office. She said poll workers are aware of this law and will direct registered voters to the correct polling location on Election Day, but it would save the voter time if a call is made before Tuesday.
Any registered voter may vote in this election, regardless of party affiliation.
On the ticket are Benny McGuire and Trena Taylor for county mayor, Jim Powell and Jimmy C. Smith for General Sessions judge, Lori Seals for county trustee, Jerry Vastbinder for sheriff, Harry Johnson for circuit court clerk, Vollie Jean Boehms for county clerk and Vicky O. Long for register of deeds.
Winners during the May primary will have their names placed on the ballot for final selection during the general election in August. No one has submitted the appropriate paperwork to be listed on the ballot to run against the winners of the primary.
Anyone wishing to run as a write-in candidate for the August election must submit the appropriate paperwork to the election office before June 16 at noon.
Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in The Messenger 4.30.10