Early voting for the November 6 General Election began Wednesday, October 17, and will extend through November 1.
According to the Hamilton County Election Commission Website, more than 10,000 ballots were cast after two days of early voting. Click here for more early voting results.
Last month Hamilton County Administrator of Elections Kerry Steelman told East Ridge News Online that he expected extremely large voter turnout for the 2018 midterm election. He said he believed the 2018 midterm could rival the 2016 Presidential election when about 70 percent of the registered voters in Hamilton County cast ballots.
The closest early voting location to East Ridge is at the Brainerd Recreation Center at 1010 North Moore Road. The location is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here for more information about locations and times for early voting across Hamilton County.
People voting early or on Election Day should remember to bring valid photo identification with them to the polls. A driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security as well as photo IDs issued by Tennessee state government or the federal government are acceptable, even if they are expired. College student IDs are not acceptable, officials said.