Open Monday-Friday 8AM - 4PM
EARLY / ABSENTEE VOTING FOR THE
NOVEMBER 3, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL, FEDERAL, STATE GENERAL ELECTIONS,
PLUS CITY OF SUNBRIGHT AND TOWN OF OLIVER SPRINGS MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
THE MORGAN COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION WILL BE OPEN FOR EARLY VOTING FOR ANY ELIGIBLE VOTER TO CAST A BALLOT BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE AT THE ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE LOCATED IN THE MORGAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 415 N. KINGSTON ST., WARTBURG, TENNESSEE AS FOLLOWS:
October 14-16th: 9 A.M.-4 P.M. ● October 17th: 9 A.M.- 12 NOON
October 19-23rd: 9 A.M.- 4 P.M. ● October 24th: 9 A.M.-12 NOON
October 26-29th: 9 A.M.- 6 P.M.
THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN PERSON OR BY MAIL POSTMARKED FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 ELECTIONS WILL BE MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020. REGISTERED VOTERS WHO WILL BE UNABLE TO GO TO THEIR POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY MAY VOTE BY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS:
1. VOTING BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE
BEGINNING OCTOBER 14th THROUGH OCTOBER 29th, A VOTER DESIRING TO VOTE BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE SHALL GO TO THE ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE, PRESENT A VALID FEDERAL OR TN STATE ISSUED PHOTO ID, SIGN AN APPLICATION TO VOTE, AND CAST THEIR VOTE ON A VOTING MACHINE. THE LAST DAY TO EARLY VOTE BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020 AT 6:00 PM.
PHOTO ID REQUIREMENT FOR ALL VOTERS AT POLLS:
All voters must present a Federal or TN State issued photo ID. The ID must contain the voter’s name and photograph. For more information regarding exemptions, acceptable and non acceptable proof of photo ID, please contact our office or you may visit the Tennessee Division of Elections web site: http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/index.htm
or http://www.GoVoteTN.com . Acceptable PHOTO IDs (even if expired) include: TN driver license with your photo, TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security photo ID, TN State issued gun carry permit with your photo, United States Military photo ID, United States Passport, or any photo ID issued by the Federal or TN State government (excluding college student IDs). Registered voters that do not have a valid PHOTO ID may obtain one for voting purposes from the Tennessee Department of Safety at any participating driver service center or added onto an existing driver license or ID at the Morgan County Clerk office. Under the voter ID law, in order to get a photo ID for voting purposes, voters must show the following documentation to the Driver Service Center examiner: Proof of US citizenship (such as a birth certificate); and, two proofs of Tennessee residency (such as copy of a utility bill, vehicle registration/title, or bank statement). REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PHOTO ID WITH YOU WHEN YOU APPEAR TO VOTE. THIS APPLIES TO EARLY VOTING AND ELECTION DAY.
2. VOTING ABSENTEE
IN ORDER TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL, A VOTER MUST MEET CERTAIN LEGAL QUALIFICATIONS. A VOTER WHICH REGISTERED IN PERSON AND DESIRING TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL, SHALL IN WRITING OVER HIS SIGNATURE EITHER IN PERSON AT THE ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE OR BY MAIL, REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT. SUCH REQUEST FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT MAY BE RECEIVED NO EARLIER THAN THE AUGUST 5,2020, AND MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 27, 2020 AT 4:00 PM. THE REQUEST FOR AN APPLICATION CAN SERVE AS AN APPLICATION FOR ABSENTEE BALLOT IF IT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING: NAME, ADDRESS OF RESIDENCE, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, DATE OF BIRTH, ADDRESS TO MAIL THE BALLOT TO, THE ELECTION/S THE VOTER WISHES TO VOTE IN, THE VALID REASON THE VOTER WISHES TO VOTE ABSENTEE, AND THE VOTER’S SIGNATURE. A voter may make the request or submit an application to vote by mail, facsimile transmission or email with an attached document which includes a scanned signature.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT EARLY VOTING, PLEASE CONTACT:
MORGAN COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
PO BOX 266 415 N. KINGSTON ST.
WARTBURG, TN 37887
MIKE GUNTER, Secretary
KATHY CARROLL, MEMBER
BILLY KRIES, MEMBER
EMAIL: Morgan.Commission@TN.Gov TIM SWEAT, ADMINISTRATOR
Morgan County Election Commission Launches Poll Official Recruitment Campaign for August Election
Morgan County, TN – Morgan County Administrator of Elections Tim Sweat announces a county-wide campaign to recruit poll officials for the August 6 State and Federal Primary and County General Election. Morgan County residents can apply to join the campaign, Be a Patriot. Become a Poll Official.
“Morgan County residents have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in democracy by becoming a poll official for the August election,” Mr. Sweat said. “This is an opportunity for anyone to serve both our county and our state and get paid for their efforts.”
Poll officials perform various tasks to help polling sites run smoothly, including greeting voters, answering questions, processing voters, explaining how to cast a ballot and counting votes. Any voter is eligible to apply, regardless of political affiliation.
Qualifications to be a poll official:
· Be a registered voter if 18 or older
· Be at least 16 years old
· Not be a candidate or close relative of a candidate
· Be able to read and write in the English language
The following government employees can also serve as poll officials:
· City, County or Metro employees, unless working directly under the supervision of an elected official on the ballot
· State of Tennessee employees
· Federal employees – consult your Human Resources department to ensure eligibility
Poll officials are compensated for working during early voting and on Election Day, as well as for attending required training sessions.
For more information or to sign up to become a poll official, visit GoVoteTN.com.
We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, so feel free to visit during normal office hours.
415 North Kingston Street, Wartburg, Tennessee 37887, United States
08:00 am – 04:00 pm
For hours during early voting periods, check published notices.