Candidates featured in the Times-News Voter Guide include Democrats Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards, and Republicans John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul.
The position statements for each candidate were taken either from their campaign Web site or www.ontheissues.org.
Early voting in Tennessee’s Feb. 5 presidential preference primary begins today and runs through Jan. 31. Early voting locations for Sullivan County voters are the county’s election offices in Blountville (beginning Wednesday); the Kingsport Civic Auditorium (beginning Jan. 25); and the YWCA in Bristol (beginning Jan. 25).
Voting hours will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. The voting office will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of the federal holiday for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.