GUIDE: Everything Williamson County voters need to know ahead of the Nov. 3 election

Early voting for the Nov. 3 election begins Oct. 14 in Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Early voting for the Nov. 3 election begins Oct. 14 in Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Early voting for the Nov. 3 election begins Oct. 14 in Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

With the Nov. 3 general election just weeks away, here is what voters in Williamson County need to know about when, where and how to cast their ballot.

Register to vote


Tennessee residents with a state ID can register to vote online via the Tennessee Secretary of State's Office website here.

Residents can also print a voter registration application and mail or hand-deliver their application to their local county election commission office. Applications must be mailed at least 30 days before the election.

Dates to know




  • Oct. 5: Last day to register to vote

  • Oct. 14: First day of early voting

  • Oct. 27: Last day to request an absentee ballot

  • Oct. 29: Last day of early voting

  • Nov. 3: Election Day



Who is on the ballot?



National


President


  • R: Donald J. Trump*

  • D: Joseph R. Biden

  • L: Jo Jorgensen

  • G: Howie Hawkins


U.S. Senate


  • R: Bill Hagerty

  • D: Marquita Bradshaw

  • I: Yomi “Fapas” Faparusi Sr.

  • I: Jeffrey Alan Grunau

  • I: Ronnie Henley

  • I: G. Dean Hill

  • I: Steven J. Hooper

  • I: Aaron James

  • I: Elizabeth Mcleod

  • I: Kacey Morgan

  • I: Eric William Stansberry


U.S. representative, District 7


  • R: Mark E. Green*

  • D: Kiran Sreepada

  • I: Ronald Brown

  • I: Scott Anthony Vieira Jr.



State


State representative, District 61


  • R: Brandon Ogles*

  • I: Sam Bledsoe


State representative, District 63


  • R: Glen Casada*

  • D: Elizabeth Madeira

  • I: Bradley Fiscus


State representative, District 65


  • R: Sam Whitson*

  • D: Jennifer Foley


* Denotes incumbent

Polling locations



Early voting


Registered voters in Williamson County can vote early at any early voting location in the county from Oct. 17-29. There are five early voting locations in Franklin and Brentwood.

Williamson County Administrative Complex

1320 W. Main St., Franklin

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24


Franklin Recreation Complex

1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24

Williamson County Agricultural Expo Center

4215 Long Lane, Franklin

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24

Cool Springs Conference Center (Marriott Hotel)

700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24

The John P. Holt Brentwood Library

8109 Concord Road, Brentwood

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24

Election Day


Voters in Williamson County can cast their ballot at any voting center in the county. See a map of Franklin and Brentwood locations below.



Absentee voting


The state of Tennessee permits registered voters to cast their ballot by mail if they qualify for one of 15 exemptions, including being age 60 or older and being an active member of the military.

This year, Tennessee has included an exemption for caretakers of people who have underlying health conditions that may make them more susceptible to COVID-19 or those who would be at greater risk should they contract it.

Additionally, registered voters with disabilities that prevent them from filling out a print absentee ballot may request an accessible ballot via email.

How to cast an absentee ballot




  1. Find and fill out an absentee-by-mail application from the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office website: www.sos.tn.gov.

  2. Mail the application before Oct. 27.

  3. The Williamson County Election Commission will mail an absentee ballot.

  4. Fill out the ballot and return it before polls close on Election Day, Nov. 3. Ballots cannot be hand-delivered to the election office. They must be mailed.

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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