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Total early and absentee vote was 8,505 four years ago.
Polls will be open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The poll closing time is standard statewide, but opening time varies from county to county so there's sometimes confusion when Nashville television stations announce Nashville's opening time as if it were a standard.
The county closed some precinct locations prior to the August elections. Those affected should have received new voter identification cards. A map of precinct locations is available at http://www.t-g.com/precincts. Voters must bring a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or U.S. passport, to verify their identity.
The county election office can be reached at 684-0531 for more information; the telephone number listed in the current phone book is in error.
For the first time, Tennesseeans will have the opportunity to dedicate their vote in honor of a service member, recognizing the role that service members play in preserving American democracy. To sign up for the Tennessee Honor Vote program, go to govotetn.com/honor.
The Times-Gazette will update local election results Tuesday night on Twitter; follow @Times_Gazette. Complete local results will be published to our web site, t-g.com.
Here's a list of the ballot candidates.
In the presidential race, voters are actually choosing between slates of electors, not directly for the candidates themselves. That Electoral College system, which dates back to the original U.S. Constitution, is sometimes controversial, and it's mathematically possible for the vote of the Electoral College to contradict the popular vote. However, for clarity, the candidates' names, not the electors' names, are listed on the ballot (and in our list, below).
The list below also includes several presidential candidates who are listed as "independent" on the Tennessee ballot because their parties didn't file the paperwork or meet the qualifications to be recognized. We've included those party affiliations in parentheses for the presidential candidates.
(I) indicates an incumbent.
Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan, Republican
Barack Obama (I) / Joe Biden (I), Democrat
Virgil Goode / Jim Clymer, Constitution Party
Jill Stein / Cheri Honkala, Green Party
Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson / Luis J. Rodriguez, independent (Justice Party)
Gary Johnson / James P. Gray, independent (Libertarian Party)
Merlin Miller / Virginia Abernethy, independent (American Third Position Party)
Bob Corker (I), Republican
Mark E. Clayton, Democrat
Kermit Steck, Constitution Party
Martin Pleasant, Green Party
Shaun E. Crowell, independent
David Gatchell, independent
James Higdon, independent
Michel Joseph Long, independent
Troy Stephen Scoggin, independent
Scott DesJarlais (I), Republican
Eric Stewart, Democrat
Jim Tracy (I), Republican
Pat Marsh (I), Republican
Jo Ann Holland (I)
Lizzie M. Peoples
Kay Rose (I)
Jean Pruitt (I)