Today is Election Day


Polls opened Tuesday at 7 a.m. and voters will be deciding the next mayor of Nashville, and the day before election day, the candidates were busy making a last minute push to win over any undecided voters.

Campaign officials for Bob Clement and Karl Dean expect a close election. Both campaigns are running a marathon trying to reach undecided voters.

No one is taking anything for granted.

Both candidates campaigned all over Davidson County Monday.

Clement campaigned with his daughters. During a stop in downtown Nashville, his supporters said the race is very, very close.

"The last several weeks the momentum for us has been incredible, and I feel very good about the race," Clement said.

The latest City Paper poll showed the race a dead heat.

"Every indication I’ve seen in the last poll was the City Paper poll, which had us at 48 percent and Mr. Clement at 46, which is too close to call, so I think it’s very close," Dean said during a campaign stop in Joelton.

Both candidates listened to concerns from voters and answered questions.

Clement and Dean said they will visit key polling places during the runoff election Tuesday.

Davidson County residents also will fill four at-large Metro Council seats and eight district seats.

Make sure you stay with NewsChannel 5 for continuing coverage of the Metro Run-off Election. We’ll have live coverage on NewsChannel 5+ beginning at 7 p.m. when the polls close.

You can also watch live streaming video here on, and we will of course wrap things up on NewsChannel 5 at 10.  To find out more information on the mayoral candidates, polling places or the council-at-large candidates click here.