Jul 13 2006
06:44 am

Knox Co. sample ballot (PDF format).

Unofficial Blount Co. sample ballot.

(As of this morning, a sample ballot was not yet available on the Blount Co. Election Commission website. We called about it yesterday, and they said they are "working on it." A sample ballot was printed in Monday's Maryville Daily Times, but we couldn't find it online. This sample ballot was transcribed from the newspaper.)

UPDATE: Official Blount Co. >sample ballot.

Knox County info:

Early Voting from July 14th to July 29th. Open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Sundays. July 27, 28, 29 Open late, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Voters from any precinct can vote at any of Knox County's seven early voting centers.

Knox Co. Election Commission Website
Election schedule
Early voting locations (PDF)
County general election candidates
County general write-in candidates
State and federal candidates
Knox Co. sample ballot (PDF format)

Blount County info:

Early Voting from Friday, July 14 Through Saturday, July 29, 2006 (except Sundays). Monday throught Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Saturdays 9:00 AM to 12 Noon. Early Voting is at the Blount County Court House, Blount Co. Election Commission Office on the first floor. Ample parking is available.

Blount Co. Election Commission
Unofficial Blount Co. sample ballot
Maryville Daily Times roundup

E-Slate voting machine info:

Both Knox and Blount Co. are using new E-Slate electronic voting machines. Knox County's were just recently delivered and will be used for the first time in the Aug. 3rd election. Blount County used them in the May 2nd primary. They are simple to use.

Here is an interactive demo from the Knox Co. Election Commission's website (use your mouse to operate it just like the real thing). Here's a page explaining the procedure from the Blount Co. Election Commission's website.

Knox County voters can "test drive" the new voting machines at any of the seven early voting centers Saturday, July 15th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

State of Tennessee state/federal primary candidates:

U.S. Senate
U.S. House
Tennessee Senate
Tennessee House

Tennessee Ticket's state/federal candidate pages:

US Senate
US House
State Senate
State House

Some Knox County recommendations:

Thomas "Tank" Strickland, County Commission 1-B
Mark Harmon, County Commission 2-A
Amy Broyles, County Commission 2-B (Write-in)
Colvin Idol, County Commission 3-B
Joan Wagner, County Commission 4-A
Tom Salter, County Commission 5-C
Steve McGill, County Commission 9-A
Martin Pleasant, County Commission 9-B
Randy Tyree, Sheriff
Scott Emge, Register of Deeds
Jim Andrews, Chancery Court Division 3
Andy Jackson, General Sessions Court Division 4
Ken Irvine, Criminal Court Judge Division 2

Some Blount County recommendations:

Joe Gallagher, County Mayor
Ernie Tallent, County Commission 1-A
Lowell Ridings, County Commission 2-B
Wendy Pitt Reeves, County Commission 4-C
Bob Proffitt, County Commission 6-B
Linda Jo Dees, County Commission 7-A

Some State/federal primary recommendations:

Phil Bredesen, Governor
Harold Ford, Jr., U.S. Senate
John J. Duncan, Jr., U.S. House Dist. 2 (Republican primary)
Schree Pettigrew, State Rep. Dist. 18

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State/federal primary candidates

As an alternative to the PDFs linked above, I respectfully ask that readers also consider visiting the candidate pages, as these contain links to candidate websites (where available) and other information that may help inform choices as voting begins.

US Senate
US House
State Senate
State House

Thank you, and please vote.

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Thanks for those excellent

Thanks for those excellent links, JP.

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