As Tennesseans head to the polls Thursday, Secretary of State Tre Hargett is encouraging them to call the state Division of Elections' toll-free hotline number if they have questions or concerns about voting or the electoral process. That number is 1-877-850-4959.
Division of Elections staff members will be answering calls throughout the day and evening hours Thursday.
"Our hotline is a service to help clear up any confusion Tennesseans have about issues related to Election Day," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. "We want voters to feel confident and informed when they are casting their ballots."
Voters need to bring valid state- or federally-issued photo identification to the polls with them. Those who forget to bring valid photo IDs can cast provisional ballots, then return to their local election commission offices before the close of business Monday in order to have their votes counted.
For questions regarding polling locations and hours, voters should contact their local election commission offices. A list of election commission offices can be found at: http://tnsos.org/elections/election_commissions.php
Unofficial election results for state and federal races will be posted on www.GoVoteTN.com after the polls close Thursday night. However, due to the length of the ballot, county election officials may be reporting those results more slowly than usual. The website will post results on the races for governor, state House and Senate seats, U.S. House and Senate seats, Supreme Court retention questions, appellate court retention questions, and state judicial races. The website will not have results for county races.
In addition to posting results on www.GoVoteTN.com, the Secretary of State's office will be sending Election Night updates on Facebook and Twitter.
To check for Facebook updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/TennesseeSecretaryofState
To sign up for Twitter updates, please visit the links listed below:
TN Senate Republican Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tnsenater
TN Senate Democratic Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tnsenated
TN House Republican Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tnhouser
TN House Democratic Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tnhoused
TN US House Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tnushouse
TN US Senate Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tnussenate
TN Governor Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tngovelection
TN Supreme Court Retention Races - https://twitter.com/tnscelection
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