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Tennessee voters head to polls in county primary races Tuesday

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Voters across the Volunteer State head to the polls for county primaries on Tuesday. Check voting times & locations in Hamilton County here.

Today's primary races include positions like mayor, sheriff, and county commissioners.

Polls close in most counties at 8 p.m., except in Meigs County, where they close at 9 p.m.

Once polls close, go to this page to see the latest election results in real-time.

The general election is in August.

When Election Day rolls around on August 2, voters will go to the polls for county general elections and federal and state primary elections. For the county general, many people will run unopposed.

Primary contested races for mayor (or county executive) are in Bledsoe, Grundy, Meigs and Polk.

Contested races for sheriff are in Bradley, Marion and Meigs.

Other contested race details by county:

Hamilton

  • Circuit Court Judge, Division 4 – the winner of the Republican primary also wins general. No Democratic candidate.
  • County Mayor – Republican Incumbent Jim Coppinger will face off against the winner of the Democratic primary in August.
  • County Commission, D1 – the winner of the Republican primary also wins the general. No Democratic candidate.
  • County Commission, D4 – the winner of Democratic primary also wins the general. No Republican candidate.
  • County Commission, D5 – the winner of Democratic primary also wins the general. No Republican candidate.
  • County Commissioner, D8 – the winner of Republican primary also wins the general. No Democratic candidate.
  • Register of Deeds – the winner of the Republican primary faces off against the lone Democratic canddiate in August.

Meigs

  • County Mayor – winner of Rep primary also wins general. No Democratic candidate.
  • County Commission, D1 – this is a “vote for two” situation. Both winners of Republican primary also win general. No Democratic candidate.
  • County Trustee – winner of Republican primary also wins general. No Democratic candidate.
  • Sheriff – Republican incumbent Jackie Melton faces one challenger in primary, winner also wins general. No Democratic candidate.

Bledsoe

  • County Mayor – winner of the Republican primary faces lone Democrat in general.
  • County Commission, D 3 Part B – winner of Republcan primary also wins general. No Democratic candidate.
  • Road Superintendent – winner of Republican primary will face winner of Democratic primary in August general.

Rhea

  • Register of Deeds – winner of Republican primary also wins general. No Democratic candidate.

Marion

  • County Commission, D1 Seat A – winner of Republican primary will face winner of Democratic primary in August general.
  • County Commission, D2 Seat A – winner of Republican primary faces lone Democrat in general.
  • County Commission, D5 Seat A – winner of Republican primary will face winner of Democratic primary in August general.
  • Sheriff – Republican incumbent Ronnie “Bo” Burnett faces one challenger in primary, winner also wins general. No Democratic candidate.
  • County Clerk – winner of Democratic primary also wins general. No Republican candidate.

McMinn

  • County Commission, D1 – another “vote for two” situation. Both winners of Republican primary also win general. No Democratic candidate.
  • County Commission, D2 – “vote for two” again. Both winners of Republican primary will face one Democrat in general.
  • County Commission, D5 – “vote for two”. Both winners of Republican primary also win general. No Democratic candidate.
  • Constable, D 3 – winner of Republican primary also wins general. No Democratic candidate.

Bradley

  • County Commission, D 1 Seat A – winner of Republican primary also wins general. No Democratic candidate.
  • County Commission, D 4 Seat A – winner of Republican primary also wins general. No Democratic candidate.
  • County Commission, D 5 Seat A – winner of Republican primary also wins general. No Democratic candidate.
  • County Commission, D 6 Seat A – winner of Republican primary also wins general. No Democratic candidate.
  • County Commission, D 6 Seat B – winner of Republican primary also wins general. No Democratic candidate.
  • County Commission, D 7 Seat A – winner of Republican primary faces lone Democrat in general.
  • Sheriff – Rep incumbent Eric Watson faces one challenger in primary, winner also takes general. No Democratic candidate.
  • Circuit Court Clerk – winner of Republican primary also wins general. No Democratic candidate.
  • Constable, D 1 – winner of Republican primary also wins general.
  • Constable, D 2 – winner of Republican primary also wins general.
  • Constable, D 6 – winner of Republican primary also wins general.

Polk

  • County Executive – winner of Democratic primary faces lone Republican in general.
  • County Clerk – winner of Democratic primary also wins general.
  • County Commission, D 2 – “vote for three” situation. Top three will face a single Republican in general.

Grundy

  • County Mayor – Democratic incumbent faces one challenger in primary, winner faces Republican candidate in general
  • County Trustee – winner of Democratic primary also wins general.
  • Circuit Court Clerk – winner of Democratic primary also wins general.
  • County Clerk – winner of Democratic primary also wins general.
  • Road Superintendent – winner of Democratic primary also wins general.

Anomalies:

  • Grundy Republicans chose to caucus rather than hold a primary. They chose candidates for county mayor and commission districts 1-3.
  • Sequatchie County doesn’t hold a county primary.

Depend on us to keep you more aware, more prepared and better informed on area elections in 2018.

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