This article will be updated until early voting ends Feb. 25.
With less than one week of early voting opportunities left before the March 3 primary, a total of 5,294 registered voters, or about 3.3%, have cast their ballots as of Feb. 20, according to the Williamson County Election Commission.
The early voter turnout for the 2016 primary was 14,223, or 10%, according to the commission.
Early voting began Feb. 12 at two out of five locations in the county, including the Williamson County Administrative Complex at 1320 W. Main St., Franklin, and the John P. Holt Library at 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. All five early voting locations opened Feb. 18, and early voting at all locations will end Feb. 25.
“Early voting is extremely popular with many of our voters because it allows some flexibility to those who may be unable to cast a ballot on election day,” Administrator of Elections Chad Gray said in a release. “However, if you do vote on election day, March 3, voters may now go to any of our 25 Election Day Convenience Vote Center sites from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. regardless of your place of residence inside the county.”
Tennessee, along with 13 other states, will participate in the March 3 Super Tuesday primary to help determine candidates for president. Williamson County voters will also see three incumbent Republican candidates running unopposed for the three local positions, including Dusty Rhoades for sheriff, Brad Coleman for assessor of property and Mike Spitzer for circuit court judge, 21st District.
Important dates to know
- Feb. 12: first day of early voting
- Feb. 25: last day to apply for absentee ballot
- Feb. 25: last day of early voting
- March 3: primary election day
What to expect on the ballot
The following candidates listed may vary based on voters' primary preferences.
- R: Donald J. Trump*
- R: Joe Walsh
- R: Bill Weld
- D: Michael Bennet**
- D: Joseph R. Biden
- D: Michael R. Bloomberg
- D: Cory Booker**
- D: Pete Buttigieg
- D: Julián Castro**
- D: John K. Delaney**
- D: Tulsi Gabbard
- D: Kamala Harris**
- D: Amy Klobuchar
- D: Deval Patrick**
- D: Bernie Sanders
- D: Tom Steyer
- D: Elizabeth Warren
- D: Marianne Williamson**
- D: Andrew Yang**
Williamson County sheriff
- R: Dusty Rhoades*
Williamson County assessor of property
- R: Brad Coleman*
District 21 Circuit Court judge
- R: Mike Spitzer*
*Denotes incumbent candidates or candidate appointed to an unexpired term
**Denotes candidates that have dropped out of the presidential race but will still appear on the ballot.
Williamson County residents can cast a ballot at any of the five early voting locations beginning Feb. 18, regardless of their actual place of residence.
During the early voting period, which ends Feb. 25, polls are open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekdays) and 8 a.m.-noon (Saturdays). Polls will be closed Feb. 17 for Presidents’ Day.
- Williamson County Administrative Complex: 1320 W. Main St., Franklin
- The John P. Holt Brentwood Library: 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood
- Fairview Recreation Center: 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview
- Nolensville Recreation Center: 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville
- Longview Recreation Center: 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill
What to bring
Tennessee voters are required to present one of six specific forms of photo identification before they may cast their ballots.
Voters must present one of the following forms of ID to vote:
- Tennessee driver’s license
- Tennessee personal ID card
- Tennessee license to carry a handgun
- U.S. citizenship certificate with photo
- U.S. military ID with photo
- U.S. passport
Voters who cannot obtain one of the six acceptable forms of photo ID due to a reasonable impediment may present a supporting form of identification and execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.
Supporting forms of ID that can be presented for voters with a reasonable impediment are:
- Valid voter registration certificate
- Original certified birth certificate
- Copy of or original current utility bill
- Copy of or original bank statement
- Copy of or original government check
- Copy of or original paycheck
- Copy of or original government document with voter’s name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)