July 17– Starting Friday, registered voters in Hardin County can cast their ballot early in the Aug. 7 state primary and county general election.
This election will also have judicial retention questions on the ballot, to vote on whether three individual Tennessee Supreme Court justices and 20 individual appeals court judges should be retained or replaced.
Early voting is held at the Hardin County Election Commission office in the basement of the Courthouse at 465 Main St. in Savannah.
Voters can cast ballots Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m, Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Voters should note the office is closed daily for lunch between noon and 1 p.m.
The last day to vote early is Saturday, Aug. 2.
According to local Administrator of Elections Jeanette Cronise, there are 15,817 registered voters currently in Hardin County.
In the last state primary and county general election, on Aug. 2, 2012, there were 16,096 registered voters in Hardin County-and only 3,034 total votes cast.
That means that while the vast majority of eligible citizens of Hardin County are registered to vote, just under 19 percent of registered voters took the time to decide who should be making decisions for them and holding positions of authority.