Election Day is Here!

Thursday, 2 August 2018


Tennesseans will head to the polls across the state today to vote in the Aug. 2 primary.
626,894 Tennesseans voted in person or absentee during the two-week early voting period which ended Saturday.  
Voters can download the GoVoteTN app, available in the App Store or Google Play, to view voter-specific information. Voters can find polling locations, view and mark sample ballots and much more. The platform is also available at GoVoteTN.com.
Polls in Cannon County will be open today from 7:00am until 7:00pm.
Being flexible may also help speed up the process. Midmorning and midafternoon are usually slower times at polling locations, while early morning, noon and 5 p.m. are peak times as people typically vote before work, after work or on their lunch breaks.
Tennesseans voting 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.
More information about what types of ID are acceptable can be found here: What ID is required when voting? or by calling toll free 1-877-850-4959.
Election results
Unofficial election results for the Aug. 2 primary will be posted at elections.tn.gov . Cannon County’s numbers will be available at wbry.com


State law requires polling locations and the area within a 100-foot boundary surrounding each entrance remain campaign-free zones. Tennessee law prohibits the display or distribution of campaign materials and the solicitation of votes for or against any person, party or question on the ballot in these areas.
Frail, physically disabled or visibly pregnant voters should tell their polling officials if they are unable to wait in line to vote. The law allows them to move through the process faster.
People with questions or concerns about the voting process can go to GoVoteTN.com or call the Division of Elections toll-free at 1-877-850-4959..
WBRY will report the votes as they are counted.  Doug Combs and Harold Patrick will broadcast live from the Cannon County Courthouse tonight from the Cannon County Courthouse.  Coverage will begin at 7:00pm and the public is invited.  Coverage will be available on AM 1540, FM 107.1, streaming live on wbry.com and live updates on WBRY's Facebook page.