NOTICE OF ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING
for the March 3, 2020, Presidential Preference Primary and Rhea County Republican and Democratic Primary Election
Notice is hereby given that the early voting period for the March 3, 2020, Presidential Preference Primary and Rhea County Republican and Democratic Primary Election will be Wednesday, February 12 to Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (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 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon on Saturdays.
The Election Commission office will be closed and there will be no early voting on Monday, February 17, 2020.
In addition, early voting will be conducted at the Spring City Municipal Building, 229 Front Street, Spring City, TN, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, February 18 to 21, 2020, AND between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon on Saturday, February 22.
The last day to register to vote in the March 3, 2020, primary election is Monday, February 3, 2020. (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 March 3, 2020, Presidential Preference Primary and Rhea County Republican Party and Democratic Party 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.
• The absentee application must be completed in full and returned no later than
February 25, 2020, 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 3, 2020, 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 March 3, 2020, Presidential Preference Primary and Rhea County Republican Party and Democratic Party election was December 4, 2019, and the last day to receive a request is Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
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.
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 email@example.com Frank Snyder
Tom Davis, Administrator of Elections Felicia Goodman, Deputy Administrator