Voter Registration Deadline Approaching for November Election

September 15, 2010
Dwayne Page
Dennis Stanley

October 4th is an important date for the upcoming November State General Election.

DeKalb County Administrator of Elections, Dennis Stanley said October 4th is the last day to register to vote in the November 2nd election. "October 4th is the last day to register in person at the local election commission office," Stanley said. "Voter Registration forms mailed in must also be postmarked no later than October 4. A by-mail voter registration form lacking a postmark, but signed and dated on or before October 4th will be considered as filed timely if it is received by October 6th

Voters who have moved are encouraged to come by the election commission office and inform them of their new address so they can obtain an accurate voter registration card. "By informing us of your move in advance, it will make the election-day voting process go much quicker and easier," Stanley said.

Meanwhile, voters who plan on requesting an absentee ballot are reminded of another important date. "October 26th is the last day the election commission office can receive a request for an absentee ballot," Stanley said.

Local voters will cast their ballots in November for Governor, the 6th Congressional District seat, the State Senate, the State Representative seat, and a Constitutional Amendment giving Tennesseans the personal right to hunt and fish, subject to reasonable regulations and restrictions prescribed by law."

Election-day voting will be held at the various precincts throughout the county from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Early voting begins October 13th and runs through October 28th. 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.

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