Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Cocke County early voting moves
The Cocke County Election Commission will move the Early Voting site to the Western Plaza Shopping Center for the August and November elections. Early Voting for the August election will be July 17 August 1 at 137 Western Plaza Way. The Early Voting hours will be Monday Friday 9:00 am 5:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am-noon; open late on Friday, July 31 till 6:00 pm. The upcoming election features a State Primary for US Senate and US House, with both the Republican and Democratic ballots containing several candidates for the open US Senate and US House seats. The State Representative race is unopposed. There is only one contested race in the County General Election; Constable District 1 unexpired term. There will be at least one State Judicial Retention question on the ballot. The Sample Ballot for the August election is posted online at and is available at the Cocke County Election Commission office. The Sample Ballot is subject to change if the state is required to add another Judicial Retention question. Early Voting times for the November Presidential and State General Election will be determined at a later date. Absentee By-Mail ballots for the August election may be requested now through July 30 for those who qualify to vote by mail. For more information, call the election commission office at 623-2042 or visit In addition, the issue of expanded voting by mail currently is in litigation and may be expanded before election day. It is too early to request a ballot for the November Presidential election (first day to request a by-mail ballot for November is August 5.) The first wave of ballot mailings for those who have already requested a ballot has been delayed as the State of Tennessee may be required to add another judicial retention question to the August ballot.

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