published Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Election 101: All you need to know to vote in today's election


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Hamilton County polling places
Hamilton County polling places
Sample Democratic ballot
Sample Democratic ballot
Sample Republican ballot
Sample Republican ballot

Polling places in Tennessee are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time today.

Find your Hamilton County polling place and sample ballots here.

You'll need a government-issued ID to vote today. The Hamilton County Election Commission says the following forms of ID are acceptable:

• Tennessee driver's license with photo

• U.S. passport

• Department of Safety photo ID

• Photo ID issued by federal or state government

• Employee ID from U.S. Department of Energy

• U.S. military photo ID

• State-issued handgun carry permit with photo

The election commission says college-issued student IDs and other photo IDs not issued by federal or state governments will not be accepted.

Visit our elections page for a quick cram session on candidates and issues in today's election. You can also see how our respective editorial pages weighed in on today's voting.

Stay with Chattagov and the Times Free Press for the latest election coverage and results.

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