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Early voting begins Friday for Sullivan County general election, state primaries

J. H. Osborne • Jul 9, 2018 at 12:36 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — Early voting for the county general election and state party primaries begins Friday, July 13 at all three of Sullivan County’s early voting locations: Kingsport Civic Auditorium (1505 Fort Henry Dr.); National Guard Armory in Bristol (611 Bluff City Hwy.); and the Sullivan County Election Office in Blountville (3258 Hwy. 126, Suite 103).

The last day of Early voting at all three locations is July 28. Hours at all three locations are: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays; and closed on Sundays. Election Day is August 2.

During early voting voters may vote at any of the early voting locations, no matter where they live. On Election Day, however, voters must vote only at their assigned precinct.

The last day to request an absentee ballot is July 26.

Almost every major office in county government is on the ballot for the county’s general election, including: all 24 seats on the Sullivan County Commission, county mayor, property assessor, trustee,

sheriff, circuit court clerk, county clerk, register of deeds, commissioner of highways, and county attorney, and three seats on the Sullivan County Board of Education (districts 2, 4 and 6).

Offices on the state party primaries include: governor; U.S.Senate; U.S. House (District 1); State House (districts 1, 2 and 3); and state executive committeeman and committeewoman for each party. The state general election is November 6.

Sample ballots for the county general election, Republican Party primary, and Democratic Party primary can be found online at www.scelect.org.

Registered voters have the choice of voting in either, but only one, party primary — and in either case will automatically also be given a county general election ballot. Voters may request only the county general election ballot if the don’t want to vote in either party’s primary.

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