It’s Election Day! Here in Smith County, polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Leading up to Super Tuesday, a total number of 2,183 voters participated in Early Voting in Smith County. Early Voting was open from February 12 to February 25.

During the last Presidential Election cycle in 2016, only 1,396 voters participated in Early Voting. All past election results can be found on the Smith County Election Commission website.

Three referendums of local interest are likely bringing more voters to the polls in Smith County.

At the local level, voters will have the chance to vote for or against two $25 county wheel taxes and for or against an increase in the county’s sales tax rate. These referendums will appear on both the Republican and Democratic ballots.

The referendums will appear on the ballot as follows:

  • Wheel Tax Referendum # 1: Shall Resolution No.: 10-2019-05 adopted by the Smith County Board of Commissioners on September 9, 2019, and October 14, 2019, supporting a twenty-five ($25.00) dollar Motor Vehicle Privilege Tax pursuant to TCA § 5-8-102 to financially support the Smith County Highway Capital Projects for ten (10) years be approved?
  • Wheel Tax Referendum # 2: Shall Resolution No.: 10-2019-04 adopted by the Smith County Board of Commissioners on September 9, 2019 and October 14, 2019 supporting a twenty-five ($25.00) dollar Motor Vehicle Privilege Tax pursuant to TCA § 5-8-102 to financially support the Smith County General Fund for three (3) years be approved?
  • Sales Tax Referendum: Shall the resolution passed pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Sections 67-6-701, et seq., by Smith County, published in a newspaper of general circulation, increasing the Local Sales and Use Tax Rate from two percent (2%) to two and three-fourths percent (2.75%), except as limited or modified by statute, become operative?

Voters living in the Towns of Carthage and Gordonsville will be exempted from the sales and use tax referendum because the local option sales tax rate in these cities is already at the maximum percentage of 2.75%.

On the Republican ballot, voters will select their preference for one Presidential candidate, one candidate for Circuit Court Judge (15th District), one candidate for Public Defender, 14 delegates-at-large, and three delegates for the 6th Congressional District.

On the Democratic ballot, voters will select their preference for one Presidential candidate.

Interested voters may view a Sample Ballot here: https://www.smithcountyelection.com/pdf_files/sample_ballot.pdf.

Please note that all registered voters have to go to the precinct located in the district where they live.

Find your polling location in the list below:

 

District 1 – Defeated 

The Carver Barn

315 Defeated Creek Highway

Carthage, TN 37030

 

District 2 – Tanglewood 

Smith County Motor Company

211 Dixon Springs Highway

Carthage, TN 37030

 

District 3 – New Middleton

New Middleton Elementary School

402 New Middleton Highway

Gordonsville, TN 38563

 

District 4 – Rock City

Union Heights Elementary School

663 Lebanon Highway

Carthage, TN 37030

 

District 5 – Gordonsville

Gordonsville Municipal Building

63 Main Street East

Gordonsville, TN 38563

 

District 6 – Carthage 

Chamber of Commerce

939 Upper Ferry Road 

Carthage, TN 37030

 

District 7 – South Carthage

Senior Citizens Building

120 Pauline Gore Way, Suite B

Carthage, TN 37030

 

District 8 – Elmwood

Forks River Elementary School

611 Cookeville Highway

Elmwood, TN 38560

 

There will be no voting held at the Turner Building on Election Day. For more information, visit the Smith County Election Commission website. 

Stay tuned to Smith County Insider this evening as election results come in. See you at the polls, Smith County!