Tennessee Voters Begin Casting Ballots For 2012 Election

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Oct 18, 2012 Comments Off Web Editor

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn | Kay Campbell of Alabama Live is reporting

At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, the line of voters stretched down the hallways of the Ralph Hastings Building, just east of the intersection of U.S. 431/231 and U.S. 64 Bypass in Fayetteville, Tenn.

For Tennessee voters, the presidential election begins today.

Alabama voters, unless they vote absentee, will vote on Nov. 6, 2012, with the remainder of the nation.

Lincoln County election administrator Shelia Allen said that, given the up-tick in new voter registrations and the enthusiasm on the first day of the election, she expects to see another record turn-out from the more than 18,000 registered Lincoln County voters.

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Tennessee, like Alabama, requires voters to present two forms of identification. Accepted are the voter registration card and one other government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.

Merlin Miller and Virginia Abernethy are running for President and Vice President and appear on the ballot.

A 2012 Election sample ballot is posted at the Election Commission website.

Tennessee Ballot November 6, 2012