A judge has ordered voting in Davidson County will be extended by an hour — and in some locations by as many as three — after tornadoes ravaged Middle Tennessee in the early morning hours of Super Tuesday.
The order says all polling locations must remain open until 8 p.m, and it requires the two “mega sites” where the Davidson County Election Commission says it’ll allow any voter in Nashville to cast their ballot to remain open until 10 p.m. Those are located at 1417 Murfreesboro Pike and on the fourth floor of the Metro Office Building at 800 2nd Ave. S.
It also says the three “super sites” handling voters from precincts affected by the storms after to stay open until 10. They are as follows:
Voting at CLEVELAND COMMUNITY CENTER
- Ross Elementary School
- East Regional Community Center
- Shelby Community Center
- Cora Howe School
- Martha O’Bryan Center
Voting at DONELSON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
- DuPont Tyler Middle School
- Hermitage Presbyterian Church
- Ruby Major Elementary School
- Hermitage Hills Baptist Church
- Hermitage Community Center
- Hermitage Elementary School
- Tennessee School for the Blind
- Two Rivers Middle School
- Donelson Heights United Methodist Church
Voting at PEARL COHN HIGH SCHOOL
- Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church
- Watkins Community Center
- Union Hall 737
- Robert Churchwell Elementary School
Officials say they have double the usual number of voting machines to accommodate redirected voters. Nearly 10,000 voters had cast ballots in Davidson County as of mid-afternoon, according to the election commission.
Voters at a few other polling locations in Davidson County have also been redirected:
- Haynes Middle School should vote at Whites Creek Fire Station 25
- Looby Community Center should vote at Northwest YMCA
- Lead Brick Church Middle School should vote at Bellshire Elementary School
The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office says voting in Wilson and Putnam counties have also been effected. The Wilson County Election Commission specifically lists West Wilson Middle School and Lebanon High School as being impacted.