Notice of Election

Haywood County will conduct a State Primary and County General Election on Thursday, August 6, 2020, for the following offices:

State Primary: US Senator, and US Representative ñ 8th Congressional District, TN State Senator ñ 26th Senate District, TN State Representative – 82nd House District, State Executive Committeeman District 26 (unexpired term)

County General: Public Defender ñ 28th Judicial District; Assessor of Property; Road Commissioner: Districts 1 & 5 (1 position), Districts 2 & 6 (1 positions) and Districts 4 & 10 (1 position); School Board Member: Districts 2 & 6 (1 position) and Districts 4 & 10 (1 position); Constable: District 1 (1 position ñ unexpired term) and District 3 (1 position ñ unexpired term).

Petitions, except for those offices included in the March 3 Primary or those that must be issued by the State Division of Elections, may be picked up from the Haywood County Election Commission Office on the lower level of the Courthouse in Brownsville during regular business hours Monday ñ Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Closed for lunch 11:30 ñ 12:30, unless posted otherwise).

SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES must provide documentation by NOON April 2, 2020 of high school graduation or GED.

CONSTABLE CANDIDATES are required to file the constable affidavit provided by the election office by NOON April 2, 2020.

The deadline to file the qualifying petition is 12 NOON on Thursday, April 2, 2020

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: Disabled and/or elderly persons who believe that their polling places are inaccessible are encouraged to vote early or may vote at the Election Commission Office on Election Day. Voters who intend to vote at the Election Commission Office on Election Day must notify the commission in writing no later than July 27, 2020.

PHOTO ID LAW: Federal or Tennessee state government issued photo ID is required to vote in person, unless an exception applies. College student IDs will not be accepted. To learn more about the law and its exceptions, please call 731-772-1760 or visit, haywoodvotes.com or GoVoteTN.com

ABSENTEE BY MAIL REQUESTS: A written request to vote Absentee by Mail in this election may be received beginning May 8, 2020 and no later than July 30, 2020. For more information, please contact the Election Office at 731-772-1760. (The office will be closed for holidays on April 10, May 25, and July 3)
ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION: The Tennessee Online Voter Registration System offers a convenient way for voters to easily register or change their address if they have moved. The system allows U.S. citizens with a driverís license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to register to vote online or update their voter registration online. Visit haywoodvotes.com or GoVoteTN.com

Haywood County Election Commission Jan McAdams, Chairman
Courthouse ñ Lower Level John Ashworth, Secretary
1 N. Washington Ave. Ida Ruth Bradford
Brownsville, TN 38012 Jody Lea
731-772-1760 Macon Thornton
Email: [email protected] Andrea Smothers,
Administrator of Elections

Hours: Monday ñ Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Closed for lunch 11:30 ñ 12:30, unless posted otherwise). The office will be closed for holidays on April 10, May 25,
and July 3

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