|Early voting is under way across county |
|Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 12:00 pm |
It has been a small showing voters at the polls since the early voting period began Feb. 15 for the Presidential Preference Primary. As of Tuesday, only 260 ballots have been cast in Weakley County.
The early voting period continues through Tuesday and citizens may vote Mondays through Saturdays until that date.
“What we have discovered is that early voting provides a convenience that many people like to have,” Secretary of State Tre’ Hargett said. “Early voting gives people with busy schedules more flexibility about when they cast their ballots. In the last presidential election, about 58 percent of Tennesseans voted early and I suspect we will see a similar percentage voting early in the upcoming primary.”
On the local ticket, voters will be asked to re-elect David Tuck as the county’s assessor of property.
There are 13 Republican presidential candidates and President Barack Obama is seeking a second term.
Whether they vote early or on Election Day, Tennesseans should remember to bring valid state or federal photo identification with them to the polls. For questions about what types of ID are acceptable, visit www.GoVoteTN.com or call toll free 1-877-850-4959.
Early voting will continue at the Weakley County Election Commission, located at 135 South Poplar St. in Dresden. For questions, call the commission office at 364-5564.