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Today is Election Day; Be election ready

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For those who haven't voted yet, today is the last chance. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the Nov. 6 Election. 

Early voting in Williamson County and Tennessee set records this year, reaching a 47.4 percent turnout in Williamson County. 

Races that include governor, state House and Senate and U.S. House and Senate have drawn an unprecedented amount of early voters. 

“I think we will have at least 20 percent on Election Day,” Chad Gray, election administrator, predicted.

“We are on our way to making a record-breaking midterm.”


To view a sample ballot, see CANDIDATES.

To find a poll location, see POLLS

To find your district, see DISTRICT.

Download the GOVoteTN app.

To learn about the candidates, see ELECTION COVERAGE and below links. 

State House 61st District – Republican Brandon Ogles v. Rebecca Purington - campaign finance disclosures

State House 63rd District –Rep. Glen Casada-R v. Democrat Bill Peach

State House 65th District – Rep. Sam Whitson-R v. Democrat Toby Shaffer

State Senate, 23rd District – Rep. Jack Johnson-R v. Democrat Kristen Grimm

Watch 'Meet the Candidates' series 

To watch interviews with candidates running for state House and Senate races, see the WAKM 950 AM Meet the Candidates series in partnership with the Williamson Herald and Williamson Inc. on the Williamson Inc. Facebook Page.

U.S. House, 7th District – Republican state Sen. Mark Green v. Democrat Justin Kanew

U.S. Senate race – U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn-R v. Democrat Gov. Phil Bredesen 

Gubernatorial race – Franklin businessman and farmer Bill Lee-R v. former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean-D

The candidates

Franklin businessman and farmer Bill Lee, a Republican, faces Democrat Karl Dean, former Nashville mayor, for governor, while U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn runs against Phil Bredesen, former Tennessee governor, for U.S. Senate.

Republican Mark Green and Democrat Justin Kanew oppose each other in the U.S. House race, 7th District.

At the state level, Republican newcomers and incumbents face Democratic opposition as Franklin businessman Brandon Ogles challenges Democrat Rebecca Purington, both running for office for the first time in the House 61st District. Incumbent Glen Casada, House 63rd District, is opposed by well-known county Democrat Bill Peach, while incumbent Sam Whitson also faces Democratic opposition with opponent Toby Shaffer. 

In the state Senate race, incumbent Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, is challenged by health care advocate Kristen Grimm, a Democrat.

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