Election Day In Tennessee: Polls open until 8 p.m.

Published 9:45 am Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Election Day
Tennesseans will head to the polls today to cast ballots in the Presidential preference primaries and some will also cast ballots for local primary elections.
Turnout for early voting shattered the state’s previous record for residents who decided to cast their ballots early. State officials are predicting as many 1 Million or more voters could head to the polls today.
With the anticipated high voter turnout paired with the potential for long ballots, officials say voters could expect to see some wait time when they head out to vote.
Polls will be open today from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Those voters already in line by 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote before the polls close down for the night.
Voters are reminded they must bring their state of Tennessee or federal government issued photo identification with them in order to be allowed to vote.
State election officials said those voters with disabilities, health issues or visible pregnancy should tell their polling officials if they are unable to wait in line to vote, adding that state law allows them to move through the process faster.
Those interested in monitoring elections results across the state can do so via the internet in two different ways thanks to the Tennessee Division of Elections: follow @tnpotus on Twitter or by visiting www.elections.tn.gov for real time unofficial election real-time unofficial election results.
The Elizabethton Star will also be updating our website (www.elizabethton.com), Facebook account (www.facebook.com/ElizabethtonStar) and Twitter (@ElizStarNews) as election results begin to come in tonight.

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