CARTHAGE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Secretary of State has released reports revealing the total number of absentee and early votes in Smith County. The totals appear to be slightly lower than those in the past few election cycles.

Early Voting began on July 13, 2018, and continued through July 28, 2018. Smith County residents were able to cast their votes at the Turner Building in Carthage, Tennessee, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

According to reports published by the Secretary of State, a total of 3,146 voters showed up at the polls during Early Voting. Of those voters, 2,297 cast votes in the Republican Primary, and 811 voted in the Democratic Primary. 

Four years ago, 3,211 voters participated in Early Voting during the 2014 State Primary and County General Elections. Comparatively, 4,317 voters voted early in the 2010 State Primary Election.

Early Voting totals for the 2016 General Election were even higher, with 4,756 Smith County residents voting early. 4,035 residents voted early during the General Election in 2012.

More results from recent elections can be found on the Tennessee Election Commission’s official website.

Smith County residents who did not vote early will have the chance to cast their votes on Election Day, which is set for Thursday, August 2, 2018. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Read below to see the voting locations for all 8 Districts in Smith County:

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


Please remember that Smith County residents must be registered to vote and must be able to present a valid photo ID issued by the Tennessee or U.S. government in order to vote in the August 2 election.