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Where You Can Vote Early

BY Regan Hewitt

In case you missed it, Tennessee’s early voting for 2020 primaries is open! It started February 12th and will continue until February 25th. March 3rd is the official Election Day, as Tennessee is a “Super Tuesday” state. 

Early voting allows you to vote in many locations across the Memphis area, whereas on March 3rd, you will need to vote at the poll location indicated on your voter registration card. In Collierville, you can vote early at the Collierville Church of Christ on West Shelton or at the Compassion Church on Houston Levee. 

If you don’t know where to vote, or want to see a sample ballot before you get to the polls, you can always download the GoVoteTN app. The app is super easy to use – all you have to do is enter your name, birthday and zip code! It was created by Tennessee’s State Department to make voting as easy as possible 

The app can tell where your polling locations are for early voting, times and dates that the polls are open and provide a candidate list that you can view while you’re voting. The app shows your current elected officials, voter information, a district map and has links to the local and state election commissions. Once polls are closed, the app can also provide election results! 

It can also help with your online voter registration. Remember that March 3rd is the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming August primary and November general elections, if you are not already a registered voter!

Make sure to get out there and vote! Here’s some helpful tips from the office of the Tennessee Secretary of State: 

  1. Being flexible with your time can speed up the voting process! Mid-morning and mid-afternoon are usually slower times at polls, while early morning, noon and 5pm are peak times. 
  2. Make sure you have your photo ID with you. This can be a driver’s license or alternative photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, as well as any IDs issued by the Tennessee state or federal governments. 
  3. If you are frail, disabled or pregnant, voters should let their polling officials know that they are unable to wait in line. The law allows them to move through the process faster.
May/June 2020 Tour Collierville Magazine