April 5 Is Qualifying Deadline For August Election, Primaries
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NOTICE OF ELECTIONS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012

FEDERAL & STATE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES

Notice is hereby given that a REPUBLICAN PRIMARY and a DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY will be held in all voting precincts in Cannon County, Tennessee on Thursday, August 2, 2012.  The above elections are called for the purpose of election officials for the nomination of the offices below:

UNITED STATES SENATE
(Term – 6 yrs.)

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
6th Congressional District (Term – 2 Years)

TENNESSEE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
46TH District (Term – 2 Yrs.)

QUALIFYING DEADLINE
Qualifying petitions for the above named offices must be filed by 12 Noon prevailing time Thursday, April 5TH at the Cannon County Election Commission Office or if required, at the Office of the Coordinator of Elections, 312 8th Ave. N., 9th Floor, William Snodgrass Tower, Nashville, TN 37243, in order to have your name placed on the ballot.  Petitions of Independent Candidates for offices to be filled in the November General Election must also be filed by 12 Noon, April 5th.  Any duplicate petitions which may be required MUST BE FILED by this deadline as are the originals.  The Withdrawal Deadline is Thursday, April 12th at 12 Noon.  Withdrawal statements must be in writing by the candidate.  

COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that a COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION will be held in all voting precincts of Cannon County, Tennessee on August 2, 2012 for the purpose of electing officials to the following offices below:

ASSESSOR OF PROPERTY
(Term – 4 Yrs.)

ROAD COMMISSIONER
(Term – 2 Yrs.) Zones I, II, III

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
(Term – 4 Yrs.) Districts 1, 3, 4
Must file proof of high school education or equivalent by the qualifying deadline

COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 4

QUALIFYING DEADLINE
Qualifying petitions for the above named offices must be filed by 12 Noon prevailing time Thursday, April 5th for School Board Only (all other candidates have already Qualified)  at the Election Commission Office in order to have your name placed on the ballot.  The Withdrawal Deadline is Thursday, April 12th at12 Noon.  Withdrawal statements must be in writing signed by the candidate.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
The last day to register to vote for the August 2nd election is Tuesday, July 3, 2012  at the Election Commission Office.  You may register to vote at the Cannon County Election Commission office during regular hours, or you may register at the Health Department, Department of Human Services, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Veterans Affairs, Register of Deeds, County Clerk’s Office, Adams Library or all Post Offices in Cannon County.  Voters that use “by-mail” forms to register for the first time must vote in person at either their polling place or during Early Voting.  Registration by-mail forms must be postmarked by July 3, 2012 to be processed for this election.  Any forms postmarked after July 3, 2012   will be held and processed after the August 2nd Election.

ADDRESS CHANGE OR NAME CHANGE
Voters that are already registered to vote in Cannon County may change their address or name by sending in their old registration card with the corrections; or, by sending a note requesting the change with their signature; or, by coming to the Election Commission Office until July 28, 2012 to make the change; or, by making the change while casting your vote during Early Voting; or, by making the change on a by-mail registration form and sending it to the Election Office.

WE STRONGLY URGE ALL REGISTERED VOTERS OF CANNON COUNTY THAT HAVE MOVED WITHIN THE COUNTY OR HAD A NAME CHANGE TO MAKE THESE CHANGES AS SUGGESTED ABOVE.  VOTERS WHO FAIL TO DO SO PRIOR TO THE ELECTION WILL EXPERIENCE A DELAY IN VOTING AND MAY HAVE TO TRAVEL TO A DIFFERENT PRECINCT.

CANNON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE:
The Cannon County Election Commission Office is located in the Adams Office Building, Tatum Street entrance.  The office is open from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Closed Saturday.

NOTICE TO ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED VOTERS:
Assigned to precincts where the polling place is inaccessible may vote (1) by Absentee Ballot according to absentee voting regulations;  (2) Early Voting by personal appearance at the Election Office during specified dates, or (3) at the Election Office on Election Day.  Any elderly or handicapped voter desiring to vote at the Election Office on AUGUST 2, 2012  must notify the Administrator of Elections in writing of their intention to do so.  Such a voter shall complete an affidavit at the Election Office stating that their designated voting location to the best of their knowledge, is inaccessible.  The affidavit must be received by the Election Commission not less than ten (10) days prior to the FIRST ELECTION in which such voter plans to vote at the Election Office on Election Day.  Such affidavit must be received by the Election Commission by JULY 23, 2012 for this election. 
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