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In August 2008, Warren said 9,307 people voted in Wilson County and 3,237 of those votes were cast early. He said the commission continues to be pleased with voter turnout for the Aug. 2 election compared to four years prior.


But theres still something to be desired. Warren noted they would like to have more people vote early to avoid the lines and stress on Election Day. He said that early voting is easier on voters and a great time to have any issues associated with the new registration cards resolved.


Polling locations at the Election Commission office at 203 E. Main Street in Lebanon and the Mt. Juliet Community Center at 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., will remain open until the final day of early voting on Saturday, July 28.


All four locations will be open on the days listed, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays.


Well be ready to open Monday morning in Gladeville and Watertown, Warren noted.


Local offices on this years August election ballot include County Assessor of Property, one at-large member of the Lebanon Special School District Board of Education and Wilson County Board of Education members for Zone 1, 3 and 5.


Current Assessor of Property Jack Pratt is unopposed on the ballot as are Zone 3 Wilson County school board member Don Weathers and Zone 5 board member Greg Lasater. Zone 1 board member Vikki Adkins is running for re-election against Old Hickory resident Wayne McNeese.


Also, current LSSD Board Chairman Steve Jones is running against Johnie Payton for the at-large seat on the board.


Running in the State Primary for Districts 46 and 57 State Reps are current District 46 State Rep. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, who is unopposed and current District 57 State Rep. Linda Elam, R-Mt. Juliet, who is running against Susan Lynn who formerly held the office.


If you have questions or need to update your voter registration, you may visit the Election Commission office in Lebanon or call the office at 444-0216.


Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at phall@wilsonpost.com.

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