Local voters will have a chance to choose their preferred candidates in upcoming general elections on August 6.
The Aug. 6 ballot will include candidates for the U.S. and state legislative positions, chancellor, county commission, and local school board seats. See a complete ballot on page 7A.
Regular voting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at designated locations in 19 voting precincts around the county.
These locations include the National Guard Training Center in Lavinia, Trezevant Senior Citizens Center, McLemoresville Community Center, Cedar Grove Fire Department, Clarksburg City Hall, Carroll County Recycling Center, Carroll County Civic Center, Huntingdon Police Station, Bruceton Fire Station, Bruceton Fire Hall, Hollow Rock City Fire Department, Atwood City Hall, McKenzie Senior Citizens Center, Carroll County Recycling Center, Concord/Westport Fire Department, McKenzie Church of Christ, and McKenzie City Hall.
Early voting will run from July 17 to Aug. 1, and registered voters can use that early option from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Carroll County Election Commission Office. See page 3A for more information on early voting.
According to Carroll County Administrator of Elections Peg Hamlett, all election workers will be wearing protective masks, and while it is not mandated, those voting in person are strongly encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing. Masks, face shields, gowns, and hand sanitizer will be available on site for voters who need them.
Some voters may also take advantage of the absentee voting option by mail, and Hamlett said she is encouraging elderly voters and others at high risk for the coronavirus to use this option. July 30 is the deadline for applying for absentee voting, and more information regarding absentee voting can be found on page 7A and online.
While it is too late to register to vote for the August 6 elections, those who wish to vote in the November elections have until October 5 to register.
Hamlett says she is still looking for some more election workers, and anyone wishing to serve in that capacity can contact her at (731) 986-1968.