Early voting extends through July 31 

From Staff Reports

  Let the voting begin. Early voting began Saturday in Carter County and casting your vote now can save a lot of time and trouble later.
  After two and a half days of early voting, 246 people voted as of Monday afternoon, according to Tracy Harris, Administrator of the Carter County Election Commission. The polls opened Friday at 9 a.m. and will remain open until July 31. Voting hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Early voting is being held at the Election Commission office on the second floor in room 207 of the Carter County Courthouse at 801 E. Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, Tennessee.
  Harris reminded voters to bring an ID or voter registration card to speed the process. Voters who do not have ID are required to complete an affidavit of identity. Harris recommended those who need to change their address appear at early voting days to do so instead of filling out the necessary forms and possibly having to vote at a different precinct on election day.
  July 29 will be the last day in which a written request for an absentee ballot application may be received in the Election Commission Office. Those who need further information about getting a ballot mailed to their home, early voting, or voting status, should call 542-1822, 542-1823, or 542-1892.
  August 5 will be the statewide primary and county general election day. Polls throughout the county will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.