Updated 7/14/20


Giles County Election Commission Encourages voters to vote early.
Early voting for the Tennessee  State, Federal Primary and County General Election begins Friday and runs until Saturday, August 1st with  Election Day on Thursday, August 6th.
"Our office has been working diligently to ensure a  safe and secure election for voters," said Zena Dickey Giles County Administrator of Elections. "I encourage  Giles County voters to help us minimize the amount of time it takes to cast a ballot by voting  early."
Early voting provides voters the opportunity to avoid Election Day crowds and also offers the flexibility of Saturday voting hours from 8 am until noon.
Early voters should enter the Suntrust Annex Building on the southside, where there will be a person taking temperature, pens will be wrapped for each voter and other COVID-19 pre-cautions will be taken.
During early voting and on Election Day, Giles County voters are encouraged to do their part. This includes wearing a face covering and maintaining a  six-foot distance from poll officials and other voters.
Voters should expect to see signs with further safety instructions at their polling locations. All poll officials will be wearing face coverings and will be trained to take appropriate protective measures.
Giles County voters can find early voting and Election  Day polling locations, view and mark sample ballots, and much more with the GoVoteTN app or online at GoVoteTN.com.
Voters can download the GoVoteTN app for free in the App Store or Google Play.  Reviewing your sample ballot and deciding how you will vote will reduce your time at the polls.
Voters who have moved within Giles County or have had a name change since the last time they voted can update their registration online at GoVoteTN.com.  By making sure your registration is up to date, you can shorten the time you will need to spend at your polling location.
Voters that vote early or on Election Day should remember to bring valid photo identification with them to the polls. A driver's license or photo ID  issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, by Tennessee state government or by the federal government are acceptable even if they are expired.
More information about what types of ID  are acceptable can be found on GoVoteTN.com.
For more information about early voting in  Giles County visit www.votegilescounty.com at 931-363-2424.