Election’s On: Early Voting Starts Friday
Written by Natalie Davis on July 17, 2015
The 2015 Metro General Election is Aug. 6, but if you can’t wait to cast your ballot for Nashville mayor, vice mayor, and council, you can vote starting today at the Howard Office Building and on through Aug. 1 if you are registered to vote in Davidson County.
Starting Thursday, July 23, and through Saturday, Aug. 1, you can make your early-voting electoral choices at any of 11 locations:
- Howard Office Building, Sonny West Auditorium, 700 2nd Ave. South, Nashville 37201
- Belle Meade City Hall, 4705 Harding Pike, Nashville 37205
- Bellevue Community Center, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville 37221
- Bordeaux Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville 37218
- ConexiónAméricas at Casa Azafrán, 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville 37211
- Edmondson Pike Library, 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville 37211
- Goodlettsville City Hall, 105 South Main Street, Goodlettsville 37072
- Green Hills Library, 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville 37215
- Hermitage Library, 3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage 37076
- Madison Library, 610 Gallatin Pike South, Madison 37115
- Southeast Community Center, 5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Suite 202, Antioch 37013
Each site will be open for voting every day through Aug. 1 except Sundays. Hours are: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 am-6 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am-7 pm; and Saturdays from 8 am-4 pm.
As Progressive Nashville encourages everyone to be an activist citizen, we note that making sure you are informed before voting is vitally important activism. This election will present candidates for mayor, vice mayor and Metro Council, plus you will be asked to weigh in on three proposed charter amendments. Read the sample ballot being sent to every Davidson County registered voter. (You can find the sample ballot online as well.) Know the issues involved so you can make intelligent choices. Study the candidates, including the ones in your specific council district.
Tennessee being a voter suppression state, you will be required to present a federal or state photo identification card in order to vote. Poll workers also may ask for your voter card, so have it handy.
If you are voting for the first time and did not register in-person with the Election Commission , you are not eligible for early voting and must cast your ballot at your designated polling place on Thursday, Aug. 6. If you opt to wait until the general election, you must go to your assigned polling location to vote.
If needed, a runoff election is scheduled for Sept. 10.
If you have any questions or concerns about early voting, the 2015 Metro General Election, or about voting in general, contact the Davidson County Election Commission as soon as possible. Don’t procrastinate: It’s best to get all of your questions answered and issues handled before Aug. 6. Don’t forget– every vote counts in our effort to turn Tennessee purple. Let’s get it done. Express your progressive voice. VOTE.