Deadline is quickly approaching for those who want to hear their voice heard in the upcoming presidential primary but haven’t yet registered to vote.

February 3 is the final day qualified citizens may register themselves to participate in the March 3 Democratic or Republican primaries which will feature local and national offices.

The upcoming primary will be on March 3 will include the presidential preference primary as well as some of the offices in Coffee County.  The offices on the ballot will include: assessor of property, county commissioner for District 8 and road commissioner for district 11 and 12.

Anyone who wants to register to vote can go to the Tullahoma City Hall, the Tennessee Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Human Resources, the Manchester and Tullahoma Health Departments or by using a registration by-mail form available at the Tullahoma Post Office or Public Library Branch.  Voter registration forms can be downloaded at www.coffeecountyelectioncommission.com.

Voters can check to see if their voter registration is up to date by contacting the Coffee County Election Commission or by going to GoVoteTN.com

The early voting location for Tullahoma will be at the C.D. Stamps Center on 810 South Jackson Street. The hours for early voting at C.D. Stamps Center will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The early voting period will be from Feb. 12 to Feb 25. 

If any voter is unable to appear at their polling place March 3 or during the early voting period, they may request an absentee ballot to be mailed to them.  The request must contain the following: the voter’s name, address registered in Coffee County, social security number, date of birth, address to mail ballot, election preference – including party if applicable, voter’s signature and reason for request.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Feb. 25.

In anyone has any questions relating to voting registration or the primaries can contact the county election commission at votecoffee@coffeecountytn.org or call 931-723-5103.

Kyle Murphy may be reached at kmurphy@tullahomanews.com.

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