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Warren noted the population in Wilson County has increased and the number of registered voters has also increased since 2008. There are approximately 10,000 more registered voters in Wilson County today, about 73,000, than in 2008.


Percentage-wise, itll be about the same number of people that vote early, Warren said.


Registered voters may visit 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., the Gladeville Community Center on McCrary Road, and at the Watertown Community Center at 8630 Sparta Pike.


Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday.


Warren pointed out that all four polling locations would be open for early voting in the Nov. 6 election, which includes the Presidential election. He added they expect a much larger turnout for that election and strongly encourage people to vote early in November.


Voting early is so much more relaxed for everyone and really takes the pressure off the poll workers, Election Commission and voters, on Election Day, Warren said.


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 incumbent District 46 State Rep. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, who is unopposed and incumbent District 57 State Rep. Linda Elam, R-Mt. Juliet, who is running against Susan Lynn who formerly held the seat.


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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