Early Voting Begins Wednesday

October 10, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
James Hale
Terri Lynn Weaver
Mae Beavers
George McDonald

DeKalb County voters will begin casting their ballots for State Representative, State Senator, Governor, and Congressman on Wednesday.

Early voting will be held Wednesday, October 13th through Thursday, October 28th on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse.

Early voting hours are 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

Election day is Tuesday, November 2nd. All sixteen precincts across the county will be open that day from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. including Alexandria, Edgar Evins State Park, Temperance Hall, Liberty, Dowelltown, Snow Hill, Middle School, Courthouse, Cherry Hill, Rock Castle, Elementary School, Johnson's Chapel, Blue Springs, Keltonburg, Belk, and the Church of Christ Annex.

WJLE will have LIVE election return coverage starting at 7:00 p.m.

Candidates for Governor are:

Republican Bill Haslam
Democrat Mike McWherter

Independents:
Bayron Binkley
Brandon Dodds
Samuel David Duck
David Gatchell
June Griffin
Toni K. Hall
Mike Knois
Boyce T. McCall
Donald Ray McFolin
Linda Kay Perry
James Reesor
Thomas Smith, II
Howard M. Switzer
Carl Twofeathers Whitaker

Candidates for the U.S House of Representatives in the 6th Congressional District are:

Republican Diane Black
Democrat Brett Carter
Independents:
Jim Boyd
Brandon E. Gore
Tommy N. Hay
David Purcell
Stephen R. Sprague

Candidates for the Tennessee Senate 17th Senatorial District are:

Republican Mae Beavers
Democrat George McDonald

Candidates for the Tennessee House of Representatives 40th Representative District are:

Republican Terri Lynn Weaver
Democrat James C. Hale
Independent Pleas Ford

A constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to hunt and fish in Tennessee will also go before voters in November's general election.

Voters will see the Constitutional Amendment question on the ballot right after the Governor candidates.

You will be asked to vote either "yes" or "no" to the following question: "Shall Article XI, Section 13 of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee be amended by adding the following sentences at the end of the section:"

"The citizens of this state shall have the personal right to hunt and fish, subject to reasonable regulations and restrictions prescribed by law. The recognition of this right does not abrogate any private or public property rights, nor does it limit the state's power to regulate commercial activity. Traditional manners and means may be used to take non-threatened species."

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