Dec 15 2007

The Daily Times has an article on the upcoming 2008 primaries and elections.

It incorrectly states that the last day to register for the Feb. 5th primary is January 4th.

The last day to register is Monday, January 7th, according to the Blount Co. Election Commission website and the Tennessee Secretary of State website.

The Blount County Election Commission has an online voter registration form that you can fill out, print, and mail or hand deliver. I'd recommend hand delivering it to the Election Commission office at the courthouse (383 Court Street, Maryville) due to the holidays and possible mail delays. You can print blank copies to give to others who need to get registered.

we need to change the laws

I really wish they would make a change in the voter laws so that persons who will be 18 and eligible to vote in the presidential election could vote in the presidential primary at the age of 17.

We have a kidlet who is complaining loudly that his only choice in November will be the person he did not get to vote for or against in the primary.

Makes sense to me!

That seems like a fair

That seems like a fair change.

Tell him not to feel bad. I just missed getting to vote against Nixon in 1972, and had to go down to the draft board and register one month after the election.

(Fortunately I drew a high number and we started withdrawal before I got called up.)

Any citizen of the United

Any citizen of the United States who is or will be eighteen (18) years of age or older before the date of the next election and who is a resident of Tennessee may register to vote unless disqualified under the law. T.C.A 2-2-102 and 2-2-104.

I guess going on the words before the date of the next election means he will apply the day after state primary in Aug so he will be ready to vote in November but that is a question worth asking Libby Breeding the Blount County Election Commissioner.

It will be so nice to have the whole family vote together next year. In 2004 and 2006 the youngest was oh so mad that he could not vote. One only can hope that he too will remain a willing participant in supporting democracy.

Turning 18...

When I turned 18, the big deal among my peers was that we could finally buy a beer.

All I could think about was that I finally got to vote.

To this day, many :) years later, Election Day is still one of my favorite holidays.

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