Thursday, April 28 is the Last Day to Vote Early for the May 3 State and County Primary Election
BLOUNT, COUNTY Tenn. – Early voting for the Blount County May 3 State and County Primary is going on now through Thursday, April 28.
“During early voting, Blount County residents have the convenience and flexibility of evening and Saturday hours Foothills Mall (inside at the old Goody’s location) Mon-Sat, 11a-7p, Blount County Library, Mon-Fri, 11a-7p, Everett Gym, Mon-Fri, 11a-7p, Providence Baptist Church, Mon-Fri, 11a-7p, and Pellissippi Campus, Mon-Fri, 8a-4p,” said Susan Knopf the Blount Administrator of Elections. “I encourage voters to take advantage of this and cast their ballot early.”
To find early voting and Election Day polling locations, hours, view sample ballots, and more Blount County residents can visit www.blounttn.org/election, www.GoVoteTN.gov or the Secretary of State’s free GoVoteTN app. The GoVoteTN app is free to download in the App Store or Google Play.
“State and local leaders make decisions that affect our lives every day. That’s why I’m urging Blount County voters to take advantage of our state’s generous early voting period and vote,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett.
To vote early or on Election Day, Blount County voters need to bring valid photo identification to the polls. A driver's license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Tennessee state government or the federal government is acceptable even if it’s expired. College student IDs are not acceptable. For more information about what types of ID are acceptable and other election details, visit GoVoteTN.gov.
The deadline to apply for an absentee by-mail ballot is Tuesday, April 26. To receive an absentee by-mail ballot, voters must submit a written application to the Blount County Election Commission. Applications can be sent by mail to 383 Court Street, Maryville, TN 37804], by fax to 865-273-5927, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If emailing the application, the document must include the required information, your scanned signature, and be attached to the email.
Completed absentee by-mail ballots must be returned by mail to the Blount County Election Commission. Ballots must be received before the polls close on Election Day, Tuesday, May 3.
For more information about early voting, voting absentee by-mail, and other election information, visit GoVoteTN.gov or contact the Blount County Election Commission at 865-273-5920, email@example.com, or in person at 383 Court Street, Maryville.