NOTICE OF ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING
for the March 17, 2021, Special Dayton Municipal Election
Notice is hereby given that the early voting period for the March 17, 2021, Special Dayton Municipal Election will be Thursday, February 25 through Friday, March 12, 2021 (T.C.A. 2-6-102 (a) (1)). Any registered voter of the City of Dayton 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 noon on Saturdays.
The last day to register to vote in the March 17, 2021, election is Tuesday, February 16, 2021 (T.C.A. 2-2-109).
NOTICE TO DAYTON PROPERTY RIGHTS VOTERS
Non-residents who own property in the City of Dayton and wish to vote in the March 17, 2021, Special Dayton Municipal Election must vote in that election by absentee ballot, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Dayton City Council. Registered property rights voters have been notified by mail. To register as a property rights voter, the property owner must submit a voter registration application not later than Tuesday, February 16, 2021, and show evidence of their ownership of real property in Dayton. For more information, contact the Rhea County Election Commission office.
PROCEDURES FOR VOTING ABSENTEE BY MAIL (T.C.A. 2-6-201)
A person who wishes to vote absentee by mail for the March 17, 2021, Special Dayton Municipal Election and meets the qualifications may obtain an application in person at the Rhea County Election Commission Office, by fax (423-775-7880), by email 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.
• The absentee application must be completed in full and returned no later than
March 10, 2021, 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
March 17, 2021, at the Rhea County Election Commission Office to be eligible to be counted.
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, 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 REQUIREMENT 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 or visit the Tennessee Divisions of Elections website at sos.tn.gov/products/elections/absentee-voting.
Rhea County Election Commission
Linda Pendergrass, Chairman 125 Court St., Suite 1
Kathleen Garrison, Secretary Dayton, TN 37321
Skip Griffin Phone (423) 775-7816
Sheri Lyn Jones Fax (423) 775-7880
Frank Snyder Email email@example.com
Tom Davis, Administrator of Elections Felicia Goodman, Deputy Administrator