Voters across the Upper Cumberland will head to the polls to cast their votes in several local and state races Thursday.
Debbie Steidl is the Administrator of Elections in Putnam County. She said there are a few things voters should know as they head to the polls.
“Polls open at 9 a.m. and they close at 7 p.m. and you must be in line by seven,” Steidl said. “You definitely have to have a photo ID. If you have a voters card that just helps them find you faster but it’s not required.”
In the state of Tennessee, a drivers license, passport, military ID, or federal ID may be used when going to the polls.
“Having that photo ID is a biggie,” Steidl said. “If you’re in doubt where you need to go, you can always call this office and we can tell you which precinct you vote at.”
Steidl added voters will be asked to choose which primary they want to vote in when they arrive at the precinct. Tennessee utilizes an open primary system, meaning voters do not have to be registered party members to vote in certain primary races.