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Voter guide for the Aug. 1 election in Davidson County

Election Day is around the corner. Mark these important dates on your calendar and familiarize yourself with early voting locations, what’s on the ballot, and more.

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The next election in Davidson County is inching closer on Thursday, Aug. 1, and we’re here to help you prepare for the polls.

As a refresher, the state and federal primary, Davidson County general election, and Oak Hill municipal election will be on the ballot.

Important dates

It’s easy to miss a deadline, so we’ve compiled a timeline:

  • Early voting | Friday, July 12-Saturday, July 27
  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot | Thursday, July 25
  • Election Day | Thursday, Aug. 1

Early voting locations

All 12 early voting sites open Friday, July 12. Locations are closed on Sundays. Residents can vote during the following hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday and Saturday), 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Tuesday and Thursday), and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday and Friday).

  • Bellevue Library | 720 Baugh Rd.
  • Bordeaux Library | 4000 Clarksville Pk.
  • Casa Azafrán Community Center | 2195 Nolensville Pk.
  • Edmondson Pike Library | 5501 Edmondson Pk.
  • Goodlettsville Library | 205 Rivergate Pkwy.
  • Green Hills Library | 3701 Benham Ave.
  • Hermitage Library | 3700 James Kay Ln.
  • Hillwood High School | 6215 Hickory Valley Rd.
  • Madison Library | 610 Gallatin Pk. S.
  • Metro Office Building | 800 President Ronald Reagan Way
  • South Inglewood Community Center | 1624 Rebecca St.
  • Southeast Library | 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy.

Election Day

Find your polling place with this voter information tool or by contacting the Davidson County Election Commission. Once you plug in your address on the interactive map, your polling place will pop up.

If you are waiting until Election Day to vote, the address you are given using the tool above is where you must vote. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters must present an ID that includes their name and photograph. This could be a Tennessee driver’s license or another acceptable form of photo ID. A voter registration card is not necessary to vote.

What’s on the ballot

The following positions have at least two people running for office. Those running unopposed are not listed. Check the sample ballot (pages 2-5) to see all the candidates, including those running unopposed.

Republican state and federal primary

US Senate

US House of Representatives District 5

Tennessee House of Representatives District 60

Democratic state and federal primary

US Senate

US House of Representatives District 6

Tennessee House of Representatives District 56

Tennessee House of Representatives District 60

State Executive Committeewoman District 17

State Executive Committeeman District 20

Davidson County general election

School Board Representative District 1

Oak Hill municipal election

Looking ahead

Beyond the Aug. 1 election, mark these days in your calendar.

Nov. 5 | State and federal general + Belle Meade, Forest Hills, and Goodlettsville municipal elections

  • First day to request absentee ballot | Aug. 7
  • Voter registration deadline | Oct. 7
  • Early Voting | Oct. 16-31
  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot | Oct. 29

You can learn more about voting in Nashville by visiting the Davidson County Election Commission’s website.

Editor’s Note: We tried our best to include links to the each candidate’s election website or social media accounts. If those were unavailable, we attempted to locate a link with the most information. If you have a better link that represents any of the above candidates, please let us know.

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