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Register now for Feb. 5 Presidential Primary


co-election-logo.JPGVoter registration: It’s not just for the November election.

Tennessee will hold its presidential primary on February 8, with early voting from January 16-31, but the deadline to register is coming up soon: Monday, January 7.

Prospective voters must be Montgomery County residents who will be 18 years of age by Feb. 15, 2008. They must bring an ID with their signature in order to register. Voters who have not cast a vote in the several elections may have been placed on the inactive voter list but will still be eligible to vote in the primary. However, they can be purged from the voter list if they remain inactive through two federal polling cycles.

Voters can check on the registration status by call the Commission office at 931-648-5707.

January 7 is the deadline only for the primary. Voters have until Oct. 6, 2008, to register for the November 2008 presidential election.

To vote in a presidential primary, voters must declare a party affiliation, but are allowed to change that affiliation before voting. Independents may vote in one primary.

Early voting will be held at the Montgomery County Election Commission office at 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 404.


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