Polls offer extended voting hours

Jake Old • Updated Nov 3, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Thursday is the last day for early voting in Wilson County, and polling locations will be open later to allow more people to vote. 

Each location will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Votes may be cast at the Election Commission office at 203 E. Main St. in Lebanon, the Mt. Juliet Community Center at 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy. in Mt. Juliet, the Watertown Community Center at 8630 Sparta Pike in Watertown, the Gladeville Community Center at 95 McCreary Road in Gladeville or Lighthouse Church at 6141 Saundersville Road.

Previously, voting locations closed at 6 p.m. Phillip Warren, administrator of elections in Wilson County, said the move is intended to allow as many people as possible to vote early. Officials expect a significant turnout on Election Day, which is Tuesday. 

Wilson County has already seen a large turnout in this year’s early voting period, surpassing the most recent presidential election’s total of 30,924 on Monday with a total of 32,868. 

As of Wednesday, the total number of votes cast during the early voting period in Wilson County was 38,325. 

Wilson County residents who choose to vote early should remember to bring a valid photo identification. Photo IDs issued by the Tennessee state government, including driver’s licenses, or federal government are acceptable, even if they are expired. College student IDs are not acceptable.

The easiest way for voters to find more information about the election is through the GoVoteTN app. Voters can download the free app in the App Store or Google Play to view voter-specific information.

For questions about voting, what types of IDs are acceptable or the GoVoteTV app, visit govotetn.com. Anyone with concerns about voter fraud should contact the Division of Elections toll free at 877-850-4959.

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