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NOTICE OF ELECTION

Rhea County Republican and Democratic Party Primary Elections

May 1, 2018

To the voters of Rhea County, TN, notice is hereby given pursuant to TCA 2-12-111 (a), that Rhea County Republican and Democratic Party Primary Elections will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in all voting precincts in Rhea County, TN.

RHEA REPUBLICAN PARTY AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY ELECTIONS

Rhea County Republican and Democratic Party voters will choose their candidates for Trustee, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, County Clerk and Register of Deeds in their respective primary elections.

  • 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, February 15, 2018.
  • The withdrawal deadline will be 12 NOON THURSDAY, February 22, 2018.
  • Individuals planning to run as independent candidates for these offices must submit their qualifying petitions not later than 12 NOON, THURSDAY, February 15, 2018. However, their names will only appear on the August 2, 2018, County General Election ballot.
  • The last day to register to vote in person or by mail postmark for the May 1, 2018, election will be Monday, April 2, 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 tomdavis@rheavote.com.

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:

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Monday, January 15, 2018

Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 19, 2018

Good Friday, Friday, March 30, 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