Ahead of ‘Super Tuesday,’ Tennessee Begins Early Voting Wednesday in the Presidential Primary

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As part of “Super Tuesday,” Tennessee will begin early voting Wednesday, February 12 in the 2020 presidential preference primary.

Super Tuesday refers to the single day that the highest number of U.S. states and territories hold a presidential primary or caucus during a presidential election year.

In the 2020 presidential election year, Super Tuesday will be held on March 3.

In Tennessee, early voting starts this Wednesday and runs through Tuesday, February 25.

Tennessee joins 14 other jurisdictions holding a primary event on Super Tuesday, according to Ballotpedia, including Alabama, America Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia.

With California and Texas – the two most populous states – holding their primaries on Super Tuesday, more than one third of the U.S. population is expected to vote on March 3, Ballotpedia predicts.

In a December 19, 2019, letter to county election commission offices, Secretary of State Tre Hargett certified the presidential candidates on the presidential preference primary ballot.

The Republican primary ballot will include presidential candidates:

Donald J. Trump
Joe Walsh
Bill Weld

The Democratic primary ballot includes 15 presidential candidates:

Michael Bennet
Joseph R. Biden
Michael R. Bloomberg
Cory Booker
Pete Buttigieg
Julian Castro
John K. Delaney
Tulsi Gabbard
Amy Klobuchar
Deval Patrick
Bernie Sanders
Tom Steyer
Elizabeth Warren
Marianne Williamson
Andrew Yang

Additionally, candidates to be delegates at the Republican National Convention appear on the Republican primary ballot.

Delegates run as either “committed” to a particular presidential candidate or as “uncommitted.”

The vast majority of delegate candidates on the Republican primary ballot are committed to President Donald J. Trump.

On a statewide basis, Tennessee’s Republican primary voters will all be able to vote for 14 delegates-at large from the following 29 candidates.

Steve Allbrooks, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Julia Atchley-Pace, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Mae Beavers, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Chad Blackburn, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Linda D. Buckles, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Jane Chedester, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Beth Scott Clayton, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Douglas M. Englen, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Lei Ann Gleaves, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Shannon Haynes, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Jack Johnson, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Amy Jones, Committed to Donald J. Trump
William Lamberth, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Peggy Larkin, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Jennifer Inman Little, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Mary Littleton, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Raul Lopez, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Paulina Albornoz Madaris, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Nazar Sharanshi, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Robin T. Smith, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Dalton Temple, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Rick Tillis, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Susan Richardson Williams, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Marsha Yessick, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Jake Adams, Uncommitted
Wanda J. Cooke, Uncommitted
Leslie D. Mills, Uncommitted
Patricia D. Mills, Uncommitted
Larry M. Sims, Uncommitted

Republican primary voters will also select three committed or uncommitted delegates within their U.S Congressional District. Those delegate candidates, listed by U.S. Congressional District, are identified as to whether they are committed to a particular presidential candidate or if they are uncommitted.

1st U.S. Congressional District Committed and Uncommitted Delegates
Paul Chapman, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Todd Fowler, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Matthew Johnson, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Anita Hodges Taylor, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Kelly Wolfe, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Barbara Jo Zimmerman, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Kent Harris, Uncommitted
Linda Osborne, Uncommitted

2nd U.S. Congressional District Committed and Uncommitted Delegates
David A. Bishop, Committed to Donald J. Trump
James Corcoran, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Robin Flenniken, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Cindy Hatcher, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Scott David Smith, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Kathy Adams, Uncommitted

3rd U.S. Congressional District Committed and Uncommitted Delegates
Emily G. Beaty, Committed to Donald J. Trump
J. Thomas Decosimo, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Randy Ellis, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Liz Holiway, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Ken Meyer, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Nancy Otis Doyle, Committed to Bill Weld
Sharon B. Anderson, Uncommitted
Fred I. Underdown, Uncommitted

4th U.S. Congressional District Committed and Uncommitted Delegates
Adam Coggin, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Lynne Davis, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Shane Reeves, Committed to Donald J. Trump
James A. Sandman, Committed to Donald J. Trump
John S. Stanbery, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Mary Ann Tackett, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Joanne Thompson Skidmore, Uncommitted

5th U.S. Congressional District Committed and Uncommitted Delegates
Lee A. Beaman, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Michelle Foreman, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Larry Hillis, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Connie Hunter, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Beverly B. Knight-Hurley, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Ron McDow, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Roy James Renfro, III, Committed to Bill Weld
Karen Moore, Uncommitted
Bob Schwartz, Uncommitted
Stacy Ries Snyder, Uncommitted

6th U.S. Congressional District Committed and Uncommitted Delegates
Paul Bailey, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Craig Evan Clark, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Holly S. Jones, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Terri R. Nicholson, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Mary Ann Parks, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Ryan Williams, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Joseph Elder, Uncommitted
Frank Gorgie, Uncommitted

7th U.S. Congressional District Committed and Uncommitted Delegates
Patricia F. Allen, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Cheryl D. Brown, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Sharon Massey Grimes, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Jim Looney, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Angie McClanahan, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Tony Roberts, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Todd Benne Jr., Uncommitted
Kenneth Eaton, Uncommitted
Lisa Gary, Uncommitted
Steve Giorno, Uncommitted
Rob Tiede, Uncommitted

8th U.S. Congressional District Committed and Uncommitted Delegates
Nichole Bufalino, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Joseph S. Coury, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Elaine S. Ervin, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Charlotte Kelley, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Steve Maroney, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Jim Craig, Uncommitted

9th U.S. Congressional District Committed and Uncommitted Delegates
Charlotte Bergmann, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Drew Daniel, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Tina R. McElravey, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Terry Roland, Committed to Donald J. Trump
Arnold Weiner, Committed to Donald J. Trump

Delegate names, particularly those at-large, may be recognizable, as several are current or former state legislators.

Many jurisdictions in Tennessee also have local elections during 2020. Therefore, additional local candidates for offices such as court clerk, county commission, city alderman or councilman, or assessor of property, may also appear on the ballot.

Tennessee’s Secretary of State advises that all voters must present a federal or Tennessee state ID containing the voter’s name and photograph when voting at the polls, whether voting early or on election day.

Future 2020 elections include the combined state and federal primary as well as the general election for the state and county seats from the March primary. That election will be held August 6, with early voting Friday, July 17 to Saturday, August 1.

On November 3, 2020, Tennesseans will vote for the presidential candidate selected out of this month’s primary, as well as U.S. senator and state legislators.

Laura Baigert is a senior reporter at The Tennessee Star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Steve Allen

    I am so glad to see that TN requires a photo ID to vote, AND doesn’t issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens. Claiming a photo ID voting requirement disenfranchises voters is pure BS! Everyone is required to have a photo ID, even if it isn’t a drivers license….they are available. I really don’t trust Liberal states when it comes to voting. They would stab anyone in the back if it meant they would get what they wanted. Having a true and fair election is my greatest fear.

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