Have you voted yet?
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 8:58 am
When you cast your ballot on Nov. 6 there are a few things to keep in mind besides remembering to bring a photo ID.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Early voting ends Thursday, Nov. 1.
"Based on past elections, we are expecting a big turnout," said Dorinda Mankin, administrator of elections.
Grabbing the headlines is the race for President featuring Republican nom-inees Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan vs. Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
But Obama and Romney aren't the only presidential candidates. The Constitution Party and the Green Party are represented along with three independent candidates. Of, if you choose, voters can write-in a candidate for president.
In the U.S. Senate race incumbent Sen. Bob Corker faces opposition from Democrat Mark E. Clayton as well as a number of lesser known office seekers.
For U.S. Congress Diane Black, a Republican doesn't face a Democratic chal-lenger, but she is opposed by a Green Party and one independent candidate.
Rep. Mark A. Pody, a Republican, is unopposed in the Tennessee House of Representatives 46th District.
All Cannon County registered voters can vote "yes" or "no" in the sales tax referendum which pro-poses increasing the local sales tax from 1.75 percent to 2.75 percent.
In Woodbury, a liquor referendum is on the ballot. This measure, if approved, would allow package stores to sell alcoholic beverages in town. Voters can vote for or against liquor stores.
Mayor Harold Patrick is unopposed for mayor of Woodbury. Voters can also vote for six out of seven candidates for alderman. These candidates include incumbents JoAnn Davis, Dotty Duggin, Charlie Harrell, Faye N. Knox, Lois W. Larimer and Adam Melton. Chuck Holt is the newcomer seeking a seat on the board.