While the politicking is still going full-speed ahead, to the point where it’s hard to find your regular mail under all the campaign literature overflowing your mailbox, those that have either already made up their minds or can’t be in town on Election Day can get out and vote now.
Early voting is currently underway and will stay open in Hamilton County through Saturday, August 2.
Democrats and Republicans will nominate their candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, and the 3rd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives (among other primary races), while all voters will decide on a variety of county and city races.
Also of interest on the ballot for Chattanooga city voters is the controversial “domestic partnership” ordinance. Passed earlier by the city council, a petition drive gathered enough signatures to bring it directly to voters.
Registered voters have four locations to choose from: the Brainerd Rec Center at 1010 N. Moore Rd., Eastwood Church at 4300 Ooltewah-Ringgold Rd., Northgate Mall in Hixson, and at the Election Commission offices at 700 River Terminal Rd.
Get complete voting hours and sample ballots online at elect.hamiltontn.gov