Loudon County voters will have the opportunity to beat the crowds at the polls this week, as early voting locations will be open today-Nov. 1 at the Election Commission office in Loudon and Roane State Community College in Lenoir City.
Voting at the two locations will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Residents will also be able to vote Oct. 23-27 at the Tellico Village Community Church Christian Life Center.
Election Day is Nov. 6.
In local elections, voters will choose between incumbent Jim Wilburn III and challenger Randall Brown for Lenoir City Recorder/Treasurer. On Lenoir City Council, incumbents Bobby Johnson Sr., Eddie Simpson and Harry Wampler will be on the ballot against challenger Rebecca Watkins. The top three vote-getters will win.
Rosemary Quillen will run unopposed for the Loudon County Commission District 2, Seat B post vacated earlier this year by Austin Shaver.
In Greenback, Becky Andrews, Dewayne Birchfield, Delmar Davis, Polly Evans and Richard Frost will vie to fill four alderman positions.
In Philadelphia, John Drinnon and Jimmy Russell will vie for the city mayor position, while seven people - Jeff Marlow, Lynne Marlow, Michael McGinnis, Christopher Miller, Anita Stallings, Paul Stallings and Laura Standridge - will contend to fill four alderman positions.
In state races, Rep. Jimmy Matlock, R-Lenoir City, will run against Democrat Andrew Bennett for the District 21 House of Representatives seat, while Republican Kent Calfee will run against Democrat Jack McNew and independent Allen Cole for the District 32 House post.
For more election information, visit: http://loudoncountyvotes.com