Putnam County Administrator of Elections Debbie Steidl says that beginning Wednesday, October 13th, registered voters in the county will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for the November 2nd general election. And Steidl says that she is encouraging all voters to take advantage of early voting.
"Local voters have come to enjoy the benefits and convenience of voting early," Steidl said. "They can vote at their own convenience and not worry about rushing to the polls on Election Day."
She says early voting provides an additional 14-day period to cast ballots, including two Saturdays. In Putnam County, early voting is conducted at the Election Commission on County Services Drive, just off South Willow Avenue. The hours are 8 am to 5 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 8 am to 7 pm on Thursday and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday. The races for Tennessee governor, U.S. Congress, State House and State Senate will be on the ballot. And, for voters in Cookeville and Algood, referendum questions concerning the sale of alcohol will be voted on.