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Early voting begins today for Aug. 4 elections

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4 county general elections and federal and state primary elections. In Anderson County, voters may vote at any of the three early voting locations: Clinton Community Center, the Midtown Community Center in Oak Ridge, and the Anderson Crossing Shopping ...



Oak Ridge residents in Anderson and Roane counties can head to the polls today as early voting begins for the Aug. 4 county general elections and federal and state primary elections.

Posted Jul. 15, 2016 at 5:07 PM

Oak Ridge residents in Anderson and Roane counties can head to the polls today as early voting begins for the Aug. 4 county general elections and federal and state primary elections. In Anderson County, voters may vote at any of the three early voting locations: Clinton Community Center, the Midtown Community Center in Oak Ridge, and the Anderson Crossing Shopping Center in the Norris/Andersonville area. Early voting hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Early voting ends July 30. Roane County voters may vote in any of the following precincts: the Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road; the Harriman Community Center at 631 Clinch Street; the Rockwood Community Center at 710 North Chamberlain Ave.; and First Christian Church at 100 Gum Hollow Road, Oak Ridge. Roane County early voting hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. U.S. Rep Chuck Fleischmann will face Allan Levene and Geoffery Shumer Smith for the Republican nomination for the Third District seat in Congress. Democrats Michael Friedman, George Ryan Love and Melody Shekari will square off for the Democratic nomination. In the Tennessee House, incumbents John D. Ragan and Dennis H. Powers are unopposed for their seats in the 33rd and 36th districts, respectively, in the Republican Primary. Democrats Michael S. McKamey and Bob Fannon are likewise unopposed for their party's nomination in the 33rd and 36th districts, respectively. Two seats are up for grabs in the Anderson County Commission's general election. J. Shain Vowell will run unopposed for the 4th District seat currently held by Commissioner Zach Bates. Commissioner Angeleque McNutt will face two challengers for her 8th District seat — Myra Mansfield and Phil Yager. The 4th Commission District includes the voting precincts of Rocky Top Middle School, Rocky Top, Briceville, Clinton Middle and Rosedale. The 8th Commission District covers Emory Valley, Woodland and Hendrix Creek in Oak Ridge. John K. Alley Jr., a Republican, will run unopposed for property assessor. On the Anderson County Board of Education, four seats are on the ballot. Incumbent John S. Burrell is running unopposed for his 4th District seat. In the Third District, incumbent Dail Cantrell is running against Scott Daugherty. Incumbent Zenith Rickey Rose is running against Andy McKamey in the 5th District. Glenda Langenberg, District 8, is running unopposed to keep her seat. The state Democratic Primary will have Democrat Corey B. Stafford running unopposed for the 32nd District seat in the House. Incumbent Republican Kent D. Calfee will likewise run unopposed. In the 31st District, Republicans June Griffin and Ron Travis will square off for the nomination. There is no qualified candidate for the Democrat party for this seat. Page 2 of 2 - Republican incumbent Ken Yager faces no challengers from either party for his 12th Senate District seat. Incumbent Property Assessor David Morgan will face challengers Molly Leggins Hartup, Danny Holloway and Sammy Sams in the county's general election. Early voting for the August elections will begin on July 15 and end on July 30. Russel Langley can be reached at (865) 220-5514. Follow Russel on Twitter @newsrusslangley.

By Russel Langley/The Oak Ridger

Posted Jul. 15, 2016 at 5:07 PM

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