With over 200 more votes cast during the early voting period compared to four years ago, a heavy turnout could be the case Tuesday in DeKalb County.
Administrator of Elections Dennis Stanley said 956 votes were cast through Friday for Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Primaries and DeKalb Democratic Primary compared to only 719 for the same elections four years ago.
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“Based on those numbers and the results statewide during the early voting period, I expect the turnout could be heavy Tuesday,” Stanley said.
To better help the process move more quickly on election day, Stanley encourages voters to study the ballot in advance. The Democratic Primary ballot has only 2 pages, but the Republican ballot has 9 pages due to the delegate selection process. “Be prepared, know who you want to vote for and know the location of those candidates on the ballot,” he said. Sample ballots will be posted at all voting locations and can also be found at www.dekalbelections.com or wjle.com.
Also, voters need to be aware of where they cast their ballots on election day. “You can look at your voter registration card to find your precinct location,” Stanley said, “or you can call our office for more information.”
The election day voting locations are as follows:
•1-1 Sandlin Building,102 Fairgrounds Rd, Alexandria -
•1-2 Temperance Hall Community Center, 2760 Temperence Hall Rd., Liberty -
•1-3 Edgar Evins State Park, 1630 Edgar Evins Park Rd., Silver Point -
•2-1 Liberty Community Center, 140 W. Main St., Liberty -
•2-2 Dowelltown Community Center, 141 Church St., Dowelltown -
•2-3 Snow Hill Community Centers, 821 Snow Hill Rd., Dowelltown -
•3-1 Smithville Church of God, 801 W. Broad St., Smithville -
•4-2 Rock Castle, Austin Bottom Fire Hall, 9430 Goff Ridge Rd., Baxter TN -
•4-3 Courthouse, 1 Public Square, Basement Courtroom, Smithville -
•5-1 Johnson Chapel Community Center, 1143 Johnson Chapel Rd., Sparta -
•5-2 County Complex, 732 S. Congress Blvd., Smithville, TN 37166 -
•6-1 Belk Community Center, 483 Wright Bend Rd., Smithville -
•6-2 Keltonburg Community Center, 3561 Keltonburg Rd., Smithville -
•6-3 Blue Springs Community Center, 3059 Blue Springs Rd., Smithville -
•7-1 Church of Christ Annex, 520 Dry Creek Rd., Smithville –
A map of each location can be found at www.dekalbelections.com
Polls open in DeKalb County at 8 a.m. Tuesday and will close at 7 p.m.
WJLE WILL HAVE LIVE LOCAL ELECTION RETURN COVERAGE STARTING AT 7:00 P.M. TUESDAY NIGHT, MARCH 1