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Early Voting begins July 18

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Early voting for the Aug. 7 Federal and State Republican and Democratic Primaries and the Wilson County General Election begins Friday.

Four Early Voting sites have been set up in Wilson County from Friday through Saturday, Aug. 2.

These sites are the Wilson County Election Commission Office, 203 East Main Street, Lebanon; the Mt. Juliet Community Center, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy.; the Gladeville Community Center, 95 McCreary Road; and the Watertown Community Center, 8630 Sparta Pike.

All locations are open Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

A total of 9,994 Wilson County registered voters participated in early voting in the Aug. 5, 2010 Primaries. Today there are 64,630 active voters in Wilson County.

“Having four conveniently located Early Voting sites make voting available to Wilson County Voters near where they work, shop or live. Each election, more voters are finding that by taking advantage of Early Voting they avoid possible bad weather, lines or anything else that might keep them from their assigned polling place on Election Day,” Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren said in a news release.

Wilson County General Election ballot has every county office except property assessor, all Wilson County and 15th Judicial District judges, state Supreme and Appellate Court Judges and two countywide referendums making this the longest ballot since 2006. Sample ballots are available online at, along with the 2014 Voter Handbook.

You are not required to have your voter registration card during Early Voting, however a photo ID issued by the government is mandatory.

Warren added that he hopes early voters will share their voting experiences on social media to increase awareness.

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