2018 Midterm Election Voting

This midterm election in November is extremely important and we want to help you get to the polls!

EARLY VOTING: OCTOBER 17 - NOVEMBER 1

Here are the locations that you can visit to vote early!

Belle Meade City Hall: 4705 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205

Bellevue Library:  720 Baugh Road, Nashville, TN 37221

Bordeaux Library:  4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, TN 37218

Casa Azafr├ín Community Center: 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Edmondson Pike Library:  5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Delmas Long Community Center:  200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Green Hills Library: 3701 Benham Avenue, Nashville, TN 37215

Hermitage Library: 3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076

Howard Office Building, Sonny West Auditorium:700 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37210

Madison Station Fifty Forward: 301 Madison Street, Madison, TN 37115

Southeast Library:  5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch, TN 37013


HOURS:

  • MONDAY - 8a-5:30p
  • TUESDAY - 8a-7p
  • WEDNESDAY - 8a-4:30p
  • THURSDAY - 8a-7p
  • FRIDAY - 8a-5:30p
  • SATURDAY - 8a-4:30p

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Valid photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee government (examples: Tennessee drivers license, passport, military ID, state identification card)
  • Student IDs are NOT accepted
  • You do NOT have to present your voter registration card

SENATE:

Republican Candidate: Marsha Blackburn

  • FOR: Having clean energy options
  • FOR: Veteran programs
  • FOR: Economic growth in Tennessee by way of a small, limited government that charges its citizens fewer taxes
  • FOR: Increased security at the Mexican border, including building a wall
  • AGAINST: The Affordable Care Act
  • AGAINST: Kneeling for the National Anthem 
  • For more information, visit her official campaign website here.

Democratic Candidate: Phil Bredesen

  • FOR: Creating new jobs in Tennessee (during his time as TN governor, he created more than 200,000 new jobs)
  • FOR: Creating common sense healthcare
  • FOR: Improving education, including increasing teacher pay, in both the state and the country
  • AGAINST: Increasing income taxes for any bracket
  • AGAINST: Lowering corporate taxes to promote economic growth
  • For more information, visit his official campaign website here.

GOVERNOR:

Democratic Candidate: Karl Dean

  • Believes in making education a priority and paying teachers more
  • FOR: Affordable health care for all Tennesseans
  • Wants a panel of experts to examine the criminal justice system
  • FOR: Transparency of the personal incomes of elected officials to prevent conflicts of interest
  • FOR: In-state tuition for immigrants living in Tennessee who entered the country illegally as children
  • AGAINST: Cutting funding to the EPA
  • AGAINST: Recreational marijuana
  • AGAINST: Student voucher program (The program allows parents of students with disabilities to receive public money for private services such as home-schooling, private school tuition and tutoring)
  • FOR: Increasing access to important services for women's health care

Republican Candidate: Bill Lee

  • Believes that Tennessee should focus more on technical schools and tradesmen by way of a private sector
  • AGAINST: Programs such as Obamacare
  • Wants nonprofit and faith-based groups to address criminal justice system issues
  • FOR: Transparency of the personal incomes of elected officials to prevent conflicts of interest
  • AGAINST: In-state tuition for immigrants living in Tennessee who entered the country illegally as children
  • AGAINST: Abortion and Planned Parenthood


SOURCE: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/tn-elections/2018/08/07/karl-dean-bill-lee-tennessee-governor-opioid-crisis/922768002/

Community Oversight Board

Also on the November ballot will be a vote on a Community Oversight Board. A petition to get it on the ballot occurred in August. Those in favor of the board support the creation of a committee made up of community members meeting the following criteria to oversee police conduct:

  • Can't be a current member of law enforcement or have served within the last 5 years
  • Must have knowledge of civil rights issues
  • Undergo training at the Nashville Citizen Police Academy
  • At least 4 of the board members must come from economically distressed communities

Confused about what each candidate stands for and what the different referendums mean? Click here to download the Equity Alliance's FREE Voter Guide!

FREE RIDES TO THE POLLS

According to Uber's website, they will be providing FREE rides to the polls on November 6th for ANYONE in the US with the Uber app. Make sure your app is updated and then when you go to vote on the 6th, just open it up, select your polling location and you'll get a free ride.

IMPORTANT DATES:

October 17th - November 1st, 2018 | Early voting period for November 6th election.

October 30th, 2018 | Deadline for receiving an application for a by-mail ballot.

November 6th, 2018 | Election Day (federal and state general election).

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