Notice of Absentee and Early Voting – Nov. 6, 2018

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Notice of Absentee and Early Voting – Nov. 6, 20182018-09-27T15:20:17+00:00

NOTICE OF ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING

for the November 6, 2018, Federal and State General Election

Notice is hereby given that the early voting period for the November 6, 2018, Federal and State General Election will be Wednesday, October 17 to Thursday, November 1, 2018 (T.C.A. 2-6-102 (a) (1)). Any registered voter of Rhea County may vote in person during this time at the Rhea County Election Commission office, 125 Court Street, Suite 1, Dayton, TN, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon on Saturdays.

In addition, early voting will be conducted at the Spring City Municipal Building, 229 Front Street, Spring City, TN, Monday, October 22 through Saturday, October 27, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. and 12:00 Noon on Saturday.

The last day to register to vote in the November 6, 2018, election is Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (T.C.A. 2-2-109).

PROCEDURES FOR VOTING ABSENTEE BY MAIL (T.C.A. 2-6-201)

A person who wishes to vote absentee by mail for the November 6, 2018, election and meets the qualifications may obtain an application in person at the Rhea County Election Commission Office, by fax (423-775-7880), by e-mail with scanned signature, or U.S. Mail.  To inquire about the qualifications contact the Rhea County Election Commission at 423-775-7816 or e-mail tomdavis@rheavote.com or feliciamills@rheavote.com.

  • The absentee application must be completed in full and returned no later than

October 30, 2018, to the Rhea County Election Commission Office to be properly processed.

  • The voter’s absentee ballot must be received by mail no later than 8 P.M. on

November 6, 2018, at the Rhea County Election Commission Office to be eligible to be counted.

The first day for the Election Commission office to receive a request for absentee ballot for the November 6, 2018, election was August 8, 2018, and the last day to receive a request is Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

The voter’s request can serve as the application for ballot if it contains the following information:

Voter’s name, residential address, Social Security number, date of birth, address where the ballot should be mailed, the election the voter wishes to vote in (including party preference if a primary election), the reason for voting by absentee ballot, and the voter’s signature.

If the request does not contain all the information listed above, the election commission shall send the voter an application for an absentee ballot to obtain the required information.

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.

Sample Ballot - November 6, 2018

Rhea County Election Commission

125 Court St., Suite 1                                     Linda Pendergrass, Chairman

Dayton, TN 37321                                          Kathleen Garrison, Secretary

Phone (423) 775-7816                                     Skip Griffin

Fax (423) 775-7880                                        Hurley Marsh

Email tomdavis@rheavote.com                      Frank Snyder

Website  www.rheavote.com

 

Tom Davis, Administrator of Elections

Felicia Goodman, Deputy Administrator