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Tenn. Voter Registration Deadline Approaching to Vote in Presidential Primary

Tenn. Voter Registration Deadline Approaching to Vote in Presidential Primary

Whether or not you have chosen your favorite candidate in the 2016 presidential race, if you are not registered to vote by Monday, you will miss your opportunity to vote in the presidential primary.

To vote in the March 1, 2016 election in Tennessee, a voter must be registered by Feb. 1, 2016.

In Sevier County, races on the ballot that day include the Republican Presidential Primary and Democrat Presidential Primary, as well as primaries for Sevier County Property Assessor, and Nonpartisan School Board.

Tennessee uses an open primary system, meaning voters are not required to declare membership in a political party when registering to vote. Instead, registered voters wishing to participate in a party’s primary election simply choose that party ballot at the polling place on Election Day.

To register to vote in Sevier County, you must:

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be a resident of Sevier County
  • Not have a felony conviction (or if so, had your voting rights restored)
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the next election

Register to vote in person at the Sevier County Election Commission office, 1145 Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevierville, by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 to be eligible to vote in the March 1, 2016 election.

For more information call (865) 453-6985.

 

Photo Credit: Donald Trump by Michael Vadon [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/], via Flickr

Photo Credit: Hillary Clinton by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/], via Flickr

About Candice Fitzgibbons

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