Early voting for the Thursday, Aug. 2 state primaries and general elections on the local level began Friday morning at the Carter County Courthouse. Members of the election commission, along with staff members from the election office descended on the courthouse to make final preparations in advance of the 14-day early voting period.
Election Administrator for Carter County, Tracy Harris, worked with her staff Friday morning to ensure the voting machines being used for the early voting period were operating properly and that the machines had been “zeroed out” prior to the beginning of early voting.
“I believe this is going to be a light turnout,” said Election Commission Chairman Paul Souder. “That being said, there are some things to keep in mind for this election. We have the redistricting plan and a new voting precinct to contend with. I think some people will turn out to the election just to see where they will be voting under the new redistricting plan.”