Number of County Registered Voters Tops 19,000

by Paul Manke


With the voter registration deadline past for the Nov. 6 federal, state and city elections, next up is early voting, which runs from Oct. 17-Nov. 1.


As of Oct. 8, there were 19,061 registered voters in the county, one day before the Oct. 9 voter registration deadline.


“That’s a lot of people,” Giles County Administrator of Elections Kathy Bassham said.


Online voter registration this year has helped boost the number of registrations, she said.


“Now, they just have to vote,” Bassham added.


Early voting takes place in the basement of the Courthouse Annex in the election commission office.


A complete list of candidates is in this week’s edition of the PULASKI CITIZEN.


Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean are running for governor, and Republican Marsha Blackburn and Democrat Phil Bredesen are vying for U.S. Senator.


In the Seventh District Congressional race, Republican Mark Green and Democrat Justin Kanew represent the state’s major political parties.


Three candidates — Republican Clay Doggett, Democrat Jessica B. Yokley and Independent Roy Donald Waldrop — are running for District 70 of the State House of Representatives.


In Pulaski, Mayor Pat Ford is running for re-election against Alderman Vicky Hastings Harwell, while incumbent Aldermen Jerry Bryant, Hardin C. Franklin and Patricia (Pat) Miles are running against William (Billy) Brymer and Jimmy Mooney. Three aldermen will be elected. 


In Ardmore, incumbent Tim McConnell and challengers Vice Mayor Ken Crosson, Alderman Paul Van Manen and newcomer Make Magnusson are running for mayor. 


Incumbent Aldermen Wayne Harvell and Joe Stagner are challenged by ex-alderman Shane Emerson and newcomers Jason Sherman and Spencer Smith. Three aldermen will be elected.


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