Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Early Voting Begins for Municipal Elections in Bay County

Early Voting Begins for Municipal Elections in Bay County

"If we can have an increase in our voter turnout on an election day, whether it be a primary or general election, and we see a 12% increase over four years, that's wonderful", says Brad Newman.

Early voting for the Putnam County Primary Election begins Wednesday at the Putnam County Election Commission office on County Services Drive in Cookeville. You have many more hours and days in which you can do it.

Foy said some people just don't have time to stand in line at their precinct and voting early is a great way to get in and out fairly quickly.

Foy warns that individuals will be asked what party they associate with during the early voting process because they need the information to set the machines. The Election Board is accepting applications for absentee mailed ballots through April 30 by 11:59 p.m. Voters will face many local and statewide races on the ballot including races for the Governor primary, County Commissioner, and County Auditor.


Voters may vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary, but not both.

At the end of Tuesday, 32 people had cast their ballots.

Voters will be required to present a photo ID issued by the state of Tennessee or the U.S. Government. The ACLU reported in 2016 that following the Shelby decision, at least 17 states passed laws that restricted voting.

Today, Brown students will be meeting under Faunce Arch to leave at 3 p.m.to join groups including Common Cause of R.I., the Working Families Party and the NAACP of Providence to participate in a lobby day in support of the early voting bill.

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