Ballots for the 2022 primaries in Davidson County are longer than ever before. That means it will likely take longer to fill out — and cost more to send in absentee ballots.
Today is the first day of early voting in Tennessee. And in Davidson County, there’s a lot on the ballot. It’s the longest ballot in county history, according to the election commission.
Early voting starts this Friday for state and federal primaries in Tennessee — and this year’s ballot will be longer than usual. The state’s top election official is urging voters to take advantage of this two-week period to cast their ballots early.
Nashville is a finalist along with Milwaukee, but several Metro Council members have been openly against the idea of playing host.
When the Republican-controlled Tennessee legislature gathered to redraw congressional maps earlier this year, they wanted to gain a seat in the U.S. House. So they spliced Davidson County into three more rural, Republican-leaning districts.
Some metro council members are opposed to hosting the RNC in 2024, saying Nashville is not hurting financially and the convention could pose a risk of violence.