April 4 is the last day to register to vote in the May 3 election

Published 4:05 pm Wednesday, March 30, 2022

FROM STAFF REPORTS
As candidates continue to hit the campaign trail for the upcoming May 3 Primary, residents in Carter County have a short time to register if they wish to participate in the Primary election.
Residents have until midnight on Monday, April 4, to register and be allowed to cast a ballot in the primary.
Several county offices will be on the ballot including the following: County Mayor, Trustee, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, Register of Deeds, Superintendent of Roads, School Board for Districts 2,3,5, and 7, Constables, County Commissioners, Circuit Court Judge, Part 1 and 2, Chancellor, Criminal Court Judge Part 1 and 2, District Attorney, Public Defender all in the First Judicial District, and General Sessions Judge.
“To cast a ballot in this election, you must be registered to vote,” said Elections Administrator Tracy Harris.
To register, any U.S. citizen with a driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security can register online from any computer or mobile device at GoVoteTN.gov.
Tennesse Secretary of State Tre Hargett said, “I encourage all Tennesseans to register to vote or make sure their registration is up-to-date before the deadline. It is important for all of us to make our voice heard at the polls and with our convenient online voter registration system you can safely register in minutes.”
Paper voter registration applications are available to download on GoVoteTN.gov or at the Carter County Election Commission office. Completed paper voter registration applications must be mailed to the Carter County Election Commission or submitted in person. Mailed voter registrations must be postmarked by April 4, 2022.
The Carter County Election Commission is located at 116 Holston Ave., Elizabethton, TN 37643 for voters to register or drop off their registration forms in person or mail by April 4, 2022. Voters can drop off completed registration forms or register in person. Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The state’s early voting period begins on Wednesday,  April 13, and runs each weekday, including Saturdays, until Thursday, April 28. Early voting hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be no early voting on Good Friday, April 15.
The absentee by-mail ballot deadline is Tuesday, April 26.
For more information about registering to vote, voter eligibility and other election information, visit GoVoteTN.gov or contact the Carter County Election Commission at 423-542-1822, email: elections@cartercountytn.gov

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