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Ready for another election?

Staff report • Nov 26, 2018 at 11:21 AM

With the recounts and controversies following this month’s national elections, you’re probably a bit tired of hearing about politics. But the political scene will soon be heating up on the local level.

Municipal elections will be held in 2019 in Kingsport, Bristol and Bluff City.

Parents and teachers can use local elections as civics lessons for children, according to pbs.org. Through local elections, children can learn the importance of voting, how local issues are addressed through politics, how laws are made and the process of running for office.

Folks who want to run for seats on local boards of mayor and aldermen or city councils can pick up qualifying petitions beginning Dec. 22 for the May 21 municipal elections. Candidate petitions must be turned in by noon on Feb. 21.

If you plan to vote in the city elections, you have until April 22 to register. Early voting begins May 1.

Source: http://www.pbs.org/parents/special/election/article-election-civics-class.html and http://www.scelect.org/futureelectioninformation.pdf.


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