EARLY VOTING SCHEDULE
November 8, 2016 Election
Vote early to avoid long lines! Heavy voter turnout is expected for the November 8 election. Remember, too, voters age 60 and over may request an absentee ballot based solely on their age. The last day an absentee ballot request can be processed is November 1 – allow extra time for mail delays!
Early voting by personal appearance will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016, through Thursday, November 3, 2016.
All voters are eligible to vote early by personal appearance unless an absentee ballot has been requested. You may vote early either at the Election Commission early voting location, 1st floor of the original Courthouse, in Rogersville, or the Church Hill Satellite office located in the Clay Masonic Lodge, 111 Hamilton Street, Church Hill.
EARLY VOTING HOURS FOR CHURCH HILL CLAY LODGE
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 6 pm; the Saturdays of October 22 and 29, from 8 am – 12 pm. The last weekday of early voting, Thursday, November 3, polls will remain open until 8 pm.
EARLY VOTING HOURS FOR ROGERSVILLE COURTHOUSE
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm; the Saturdays of October 22 and 29, from 8 am – 12 pm. The last weekday of early voting, Thursday, November 3, polls will remain open until 8 pm.
REQUESTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
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Voters 60 years or older may qualify to vote absentee based on age alone. Any voter who wishes to vote an absentee ballot by-mail may request an Application for Absentee Ballot, or make the request in writing by including:
1. their name (as registered)
2. social security number
3. date of birth
4. residence (911) address
5. mailing address (if different from residence address)
6. the election(s) in which they wish to vote
7. the reason they are requesting to vote an absentee ballot, and
8. the voter’s signature
E-mailed requests must contain the voter’s scanned signature. The written or e-mailed request must be received no later than Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Written requests must be mailed to the Hawkins County Election Commission, 110 East Main Street, Room 301, Rogersville, TN 37857.
(Note – If you have registered by mail and have not presented a valid photo ID at the election office, you must vote in person the first election in which you vote after registering.)
DEADLINES TO REGISTER AND CHANGE ADDRESS
ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS
Below are frequently-asked questions which have been answered here. You are encouraged to also check out the following link http://sos.tn.gov/elections/voter-information for other valuable information.
Q: Am I qualified to register to vote?
Q: How long must I be a resident to be eligible to register to vote?
Q: Where is your office located and what hours are you open?
Q: What is my District and Precinct, and where do I vote?
Q: What is the status of my registration?
Q: How do I get an absentee ballot?
The letter must include the following information:
Q: Why must I state a reason to get an absentee ballot?
Q: When can I request a ballot and when does the ballot request have to arrive at the Election Commission office?
Q: Do I have to declare a party?
Q: How do I get a replacement voter registration card?
Include the following information:
You may also request the replacement card in person at any of the normal registration centers. If requesting the replacement card in person, you must have a driver's license or other documentation with a verifiable address.
Q: I have recently moved. How do I update my address with the Hawkins County Election Commission?
Q: How may I apply to be an Election Day poll worker?
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Hawkins County Election Commission
The Hawkins County Election Commission is committed to upholding the election laws of the State of Tennessee and protecting the integrity of the election process.
The Hawkins County Election Commission conducts all city, county, state and federal elections for Hawkins County, following the election laws of the State of Tennessee.
The Election Commission oversees voter registration, candidate qualifications, petitions for offices, legal notices, early voting, and election day voting.
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