Voting enthusiasm not dampened by rainy morning


By NewsChannel 5 and
O&AN Staff Reports
Used with permission

Rain is falling across the state on Election Day in Middle Tennessee, but election officials still think there will still be a strong turnout.

Lines formed at area polls such as Woodson Chapel Church of Christ before the doors opened at 7 a.m.

Residents in two precincts vote at the church, which is in the Nipper’s Corner area. An hour before the polls opened, people stood in the rain on a line that went out the door into the parking lot.

At West Meade Elementary, only one of the six electronic voting machines worked properly. About 50 people waited as election workers rebooted the machines. By mid-morning, they were back on line.

But one of the more interesting problems happened at Bellevue’s Harpeth Valley Elementary School. Two sentences for one of the referendums were left off the ballot.

Election officials said the biggest thing holding up lines is the confusion about what identification registered voters needed to have.

Most counties across the state require some sort of state or federally issued document with your signature on it.

Vote No on One sets victory party for Tuesday Nov. 7

The Vote No on One campaign has slated a victory party for Tuesday Nov. 7 starting at 7 p.m. at Blu and Blue Gene’s on 1715 and 1713 Church Street.

Two seperate spaces are being offered as one of them (Blu) will provide a family friendly area with a kids zone and no alcohol, along with catered snakes and sodas. Blue Gene’s will offer drink specials, beer and catered snacks.

Participants will be able to watch the election resutls on large projection screen TVs.

The event is jointly sponsored by the Vote No on One Campaign, OutLoud! Department Store, Club Blu & Blue Gene’s.