Early Voting: Underway

Early voting for the Tennessee State and Federal Primary and County General Election began Friday, July 17th, and runs Mondays through Saturdays until Saturday, August 1st. Election Day is Thursday, August 6th.
966 ballots have been cast in Anderson County after two days of early voting, with 573 people voting in the Republican primary, and 380 Democrats. 412 ballots have been received by mail, with the rest completed by voters at one of three early voting locations across the county.
You can find out more about early voting in Anderson County by calling the Election Commission at 865-457-6238, or by visiting their website at www.acelect.com.

In Campbell County, 184 votes have been cast ahead of the August 6th election, while Campbell County’s early voting sites will remain the same as in years past. They are the Campbell County Election Commission Office, at 129 Church Alley in Jacksboro, and the Jellico Municipal Building at 410 South Main Street in Jellico.

Hours at the Election Commission Office will be Mondays through Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm, Fridays from 9 am to 7 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. Jellico’s early voting hours will be from 9 am to 2 pm Mondays through Thursdays, 2 to 7 pm on Fridays and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays.

For early voting information in Campbell County, visit www.campbellections.com, or call 423-562-9777.


Federally, incumbent District 2 Congressman Chuck Fleischmann is unopposed on the republican ballot, and his Democratic opponent, Meg Gorman, is also unopposed.

State Senator Ken Yager is unopposed in both the Republican primary and in the November election.

In State House District 31, Republican Ron Travis and Democrat Dean Sparks are both unopposed and will face off in the fall. State House member Kent Calfee faces Mike Hooks and the winner will have no opposition in November. Countywide, Property Assessor Molly Hartup is unopposed, but Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson is facing a challenge from Brian Mullins. For early voting information in Campbell County, visit www.campbellections.com, or call 423-562-9777.

Roane County saw 535 ballots filled out in the first two days. All of these numbers include both in-person and mail-in ballots.

Roane County early voting will be taking place in its usual locations, at the Kingston, Harriman and Rockwood Community Centers, as well as at the First Christian Church on Gum Hollow Road in Oak Ridge (100 Gum Hollow Rd.). Early voting hours in Roane County are 9 am to 5 pm Mondays through Fridays, and 9 am to 12 noon on Saturdays.

For information on voting early in Roane County, visit www.roaneelections.com or call 865-376-3184.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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