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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Frank Snyder
Tom Davis, Administrator of Elections
Felicia Goodman, Deputy Administrator