Registered voters in Smith County will have their final opportunity to head to the polls today for November 3, 2020 elections. Polls in all eight districts will be open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm. Please click here for a list of voting locations in the county. Registered voters are required to vote at their district polling location on Election Day.
If you voted via an absentee ballot, you may track its status online here. Absentee ballots are required to be mailed and received by the close of polls on Election Day. If you have not returned your absentee ballot, you may drop it off at the Carthage Post Office at 115 Main Street N Frnt in Carthage by 3:00 pm today. Postage will be required when dropping off your absentee ballot. Absentee ballots will not be accepted at the polls or the Smith County Election Commission.
Voters will cast their votes in the State General Election, County Special Elections, Carthage Municipal Election, and Gordonsville Municipal Election. You may view a sample ballot here.
Voters need to bring valid photo identification to the polls. A Tennessee driver license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Tennessee state government or the federal government is acceptable even if it is expired. College student IDs are not acceptable.
State law requires polling locations and the area within a 100-foot boundary of the entrance to remain campaign-free zones. Voters wearing campaign-related clothing or paraphernalia are not allowed within the 100-foot boundary.
Early voting for Smith County voters was up 37.0% compared to the November 8, 2016 election. 6,495 votes have already been cast by Smith County residents compared to the total of 7,495 for the November 2016 election. Across the state, 2,280,767 voters or 51 percent of all registered voters have already cast their ballots. Total voter turnout locally and statewide is anticipated to far exceed the November 2016 election.
For additional information, please visit the Tennessee Secretary of State’s website or Smith County Election Commission website. You may also call the Tennessee Division of Elections’ toll-free Election Day hotline at 1-877-850-4959 with any election questions.
Be sure to keep an eye on Smith County Insider’s Politics Page for future local political and election news!