A total of 938 persons cast ballots during the eleven day early voting period for the Tennessee Presidential Preference Primaries and the DeKalb County Democratic Primary.
According to Administrator of Elections Dennis Stanley, 595 persons voted in the Republican Primary and 343 cast ballots in the Democratic Primaries.
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On Tuesday, February 23, the last day for early voting 181 persons cast ballots including 179 in person and 2 by absentee. One hundred fifteen voted in the Republican Primary and 66 in the Democratic Primaries.
Although early voting has ended, absentees can still come in through election day.
The Primary is set for Tuesday, March 1. Voting at all precincts in the county will be that day from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Although some candidates have dropped out, the names of presidential candidates for the March 1 presidential preference primary, or “SEC Primary" in Tennessee are as follows:
Republican Primary Ballot
•Lindsey O. Graham
•John R. Kasich
•Donald J. Trump
Democratic Primary Ballot
•Martin J. O’Malley
Meanwhile, the DeKalb County Democratic Primary will be held on March 1 to select nominees for Assessor of Property and Constable in six of the seven districts of the county.
Incumbent Assessor of Property Scott Cantrell will be unopposed for re-nomination by his party in the March 1 DeKalb County Democratic Primary but he will be opposed by Republican Shannon A. Cantrell in the August General Election.
Democrat Jason C. Taylor is unopposed for Constable in the 1st district in the March 1 Primary but he will face Republican Lee Plummer in the August County General Election.
There is no Democratic candidate for Constable in the 2nd district. Republican Tom Theriaque will be unopposed for 2nd district Constable in the August General Election.
Incumbent Democratic Constables Travis Bryant in the 3rd district, Paul Cantrell in the 4th district, Mark Milam in the 5th district, Carl Lee Webb in the 6th district, and Johnny King in the 7th district will be unopposed in both the March 1 Primary and in the August General Election.
The DeKalb County Democratic Primary is being held in conjunction with the Tennessee Presidential Preference Primary on March 1.