Fifth early voting site added in Wilson County
There will be five convenient Early Voting sites for Wilson County voters to take advantage of before the November 8th election. The newest site is at Lighthouse Church at 6141 Saundersville Rd. in Mt. Juliet. Early Voting has been available since 2012 at the Election Commission office in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet Community Center on Charlie Daniels Pkwy in Mt. Juliet, Gladeville Community Center in Gladeville and Watertown Community Center in Watertown.
The number of eligible voters in Wilson County will soon top 79,000. As the population and number of registered voters continue to grow, providing adequate polling places and a great voting experience is a challenge for the Election Commission. The addition of Lighthouse Church as an Early Voting site will bring a convenient Early Voting location to many Wilson County voters who may have not taken advantage of Early Voting opportunities before.
Registered Wilson County voters may vote at any of the five locations during the Early Voting period regardless of where they live. Having five sites for Early Voting means voters can vote on their way to or from work, when they pick up or drop off the children at school, when shopping or just at a convenient time and day during the Early Voting period. Election Day voters must cast their votes at their assigned polling place.
“Early Voting has become a tradition with many Wilson County voters. Choosing the best day, time and most convenient location to vote early has made Election Day for many a day to relax and watch the election results knowing their vote is already cast,” says Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren.
Early voting for the November 8th Federal and State General Election and Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown Municipal elections begins on October 19th and ends on November 3rd. All five sites are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 6:00pm (Lighthouse Church will close at 5:00pm on Wednesdays) and on Saturday from 8:00 am until 1:00pm. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th when polls will be open from7:00am until 7:00pm.
The last day to register to vote in the November 8th election is Tuesday, October 11th.