Early Voting Is Now Underway

Early voting began July 17 for the Aug. 6 election, and Overton County election officials are encouraging voters to take advantage of it.

“We strongly encourage people to early vote,” said Election Administrator Craig Story. “It’s a real easy way of doing it. You get to (vote) at your convenience and don’t have to worry about what the weather is going to be like or the lines are going to be like on Election Day, and with what’s going on with COVID-19, it’s a really easy way to aid in social distancing.”

Story said early voting runs through Aug. 1. Early voting hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. until noon. The election commission office at the Joe L. Evins Community Center is the only location for early voting in the county.

Story says those who wish to vote early, or on Election Day, need to remember to bring the proper I.D.

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