For the August 2, 2018
Federal and State Republican and Democratic Party Primary, Rhea County General, and Spring City Municipal Elections
To the voters of Rhea County, TN, notice is hereby given pursuant to TCA 2-12-111 (a), that Federal and State Republican and Democratic Party Primary, Rhea County General, and Spring City Municipal Elections will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018, in all voting precincts in Rhea County, TN.
FEDERAL AND STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Federal and State Republican and Democratic Party voters will choose their candidates for United States Senate, (six-year term, 2019-2025); United States House of Representatives, Fourth District, (two-year term, 2019-2021); Governor, (four-year term, 2019-2023); Tennessee House of Representatives, 31st District, (two-year term, 2019-2021); and State Executive Committee (four-year term, 2019-2023) in their respective primary elections.
RHEA COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION
Rhea County voters will fill the following positions: County Executive, (four-year term, 2018-2022); County Commission, all districts, (four-year term, 2018-2022); Trustee, (four-year term, 2018-2022); Sheriff, (four-year term, 2018-2022); Circuit Court Clerk, ((four-year term, 2018-2022); County Clerk; (four-year term, 2018-2022); Register, (four-year term, 2018-2022); and School Board Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, (four-year term, 2018-2022).
SPRING CITY MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Voters eligible to vote in the Spring City Municipal Election will fill two four-year terms (2018-2022) and one unexpired (two-year, 2018-2020) term on the Spring City Commission. Per resolution of the Spring City Commission, Resolution 2018-02, dated February 1, 2018, candidates with the highest and second-highest number of votes will be elected for four-year terms, and the candidate with the third-highest number of votes will be elected for a two-year term.
- Individuals interested in running for these offices may pick up qualifying petitions at the Election Commission office during normal business hours.
- Qualifying deadline for these offices will be at 12 NOON, THURSDAY, April 5, 2018.
- The withdrawal deadline will be 12 NOON THURSDAY, April 12, 2018.
- Individuals planning to run as independent candidates for Federal and State offices must submit their qualifying petitions not later than 12 NOON, THURSDAY, April 5, 2018. However, their names will only appear on the November 6, 2018, General Election ballot.
- The last day to register to vote in person or by mail postmark for the August 2, 2018, election will be Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
NOTICE OF ELECTION OFFICE LOCATION
The Rhea County Election Commission is located at 125 Court St., Suite 1, Dayton, TN 37321, phone 423-775-7816, fax 423-775-7880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
Good Friday, March 30, 2018
Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018
Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
NOTICE TO ELDERLY VOTERS OR VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES
Any elderly voter (age 60 or older) or voter with a disability whose polling place is inaccessible may vote early, by absentee ballot, or at the election commission office on Election Day (TCA 2-3-109 (e) (1)).
If voters choose to vote at the election commission office on Election Day, they must submit an affidavit to the election commission office no later than Saturday, April 20, 2018, stating that their designated polling place is not accessible. For more information, contact the Rhea County Election Commission.
PHOTO ID REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VOTERS
Tennessee state law requires all voters voting in person to present a federal or a State of Tennessee-issued photo identification containing the voter’s name and photograph. For more information contact our office at 423-775-7816 (web site: www.rheavote.com) or visit the Tennessee Divisions of Elections website at http://tn.gov/sos/election/index.htm .
Rhea County Election Commission
Linda Pendergrass – Chairman Skip Griffin – Member
Kathleen Garrison – Secretary Hurley Marsh – Member
Frank Snyder – Member
Tom Davis – Administrator of Elections
Felicia Goodman – Deputy Administrator