COOKEVILLE – Early voting for the March 1 presidential preference primary, or “SEC Primary,” is now underway in Tennessee, and state officials are calling this election cycle an important option because of unpredictable winter weather.
The number of presidential candidates as well as the number of delegates could also create incredibly long ballots for some voters.
Six Southern states will join Tennessee to help decide who could be the next president of the United States. The Volunteer State’s clout could mean more primary interest than in years past.
“I’m trying to remember the last time we were seeing this much attention in a Republican primary, this many people paying attention to Tennessee and Southern states,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett told Politico late last year.
Early voting runs Mondays-Saturdays and ends Tuesday, Feb. 23. Some counties will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 for Presidents Day.
Election Day is Tuesday, March 1. The voter registration deadline ahead of this primary was Monday, Feb. 1.
Voters can find their early voting and Election Day polling locations, view and mark sample ballots, see their elected officials, districts and county election commission information as well as access online election results through the free GoVoteTN app.