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5 things to know in Tennessee for Election Day

November 6th, 2012 6:23 am by Associated Press

Your look at the Election Day news and events that will be talked about in Tennessee today.


VOTERS VERDICT ON DESJARLAIS


The state's most closely watched campaign, the 4th District congressional race, has voters deciding whether recent revelations from U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' personal life are reason to end the freshman Republican's congressional career.


SHOOTING FOR A SUPERMAJORITY


Republicans are shooting to secure a supermajority in the General Assembly by winning two-thirds of the 99-seat House and 33-seat Senate.


SHOW YOUR PHOTO


Tennessee's new photo identification requirement gets its biggest test to date, and those who don't have one will have to cast a provisional ballot on paper. Voters in Memphis will be allowed to use their library cards as photo ID under a special order from the state Supreme Court.


DOJ MONITORS 2 CITIES


The Department of Justice adds Nashville to the list of cities where it's monitoring the vote to ensure no one's rights are violated. DOJ has monitored Memphis for several elections.


FIRST RESULTS


Although Tennessee is split between two time zones, all polls must close at the same moment: 8 p.m. in the Eastern time zone, 7 p.m. in the Central time zone. The presidential and U.S. Senate races are likely to be among the earliest contested races called in the state.

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