It’s Election Day (Again)! Here’s What You Need To Know Before You Head To The Polls | Nashville Public Radio

It’s Election Day (Again)! Here’s What You Need To Know Before You Head To The Polls

Aug 2, 2018

Election Day has arrived again in Middle Tennessee — this time with primaries for state offices and general elections at the local level.

The top of the ballot features a fierce battle for the governor's office. Congressman Diane Black, House Speaker Beth Harwell, former Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and businessman Bill Lee are aiming for the Republican nomination. Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh hope for the Democratic nod.

The primaries for Senate are less heated. But tonight will probably mark the official start of the race between Republican Congressman Marsha Blackburn and former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen to succeed Sen. Bob Corker, who's retiring.

Farther down the ballot, there are primaries for Congress and the state legislature. And, depending on where you live, the final vote for your sheriff, county mayor and school board rep.

It's a lot. Want to find out more? Check out the links below.

And check out our live blog throughout the day for coverage of what's going on at the polls — as well as the final results this evening.

Who do I vote for?

That's up to you. But we've been trying to help you make up your mind by interviewing the top candidates for governor. You can find that coverage in the Tennessee's Next Governor section of our website.

When can I vote?

Polls open at 7 a.m. in Cheatham, Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties. For other counties, click here.

Polls close statewide at 7 p.m. Central.

Am I registered? Where do I vote?

Tennessee Secretary of State Voter Information Lookup (link)

Who are the candidates?

Well ... there are a lot. Check out the ballot for your county to find out.

Cheatham County (sample ballots)
Davidson County (sample ballots)
Maury County (sample ballots)
Robertson County (sample ballots)
Rutherford County (sample ballots)
Sumner County (sample ballots)
Williamson County (sample ballots)
Wilson County (sample ballots)