JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Join WLAF’s Big Josh Etter and Susan Sharp for complete election coverage beginning Tuesday night at 8 pm.  CLICK on the Lindsay’s Carpet & Paint Center video player to connect to the coverage.  Tuesday’s polls opened at 9 am. Voters will have until 8 pm to cast their ballots in an election that has already seen a record turnout.  When early voting closed on Thursday, 8,499 Campbell Countians had voted early.  See the full ballot HERE.

That number is up significantly from the 6,442 that voted early in the last presidential election, according to Ann Ayers- Colvin, registrar of elections.

She hopes to see a strong turnout at the polls on Tuesday.

When voting, people are asked to wear a mask.  Gloves will be provided at the polls, she said.  Those working the polls will be outfitted in PPE as well.

Voters are asked to bring a photo ID.  In the event, someone has moved since last voting, Ayers- Colvin encourages them to change their address before arriving at the polls in order to save time.  Voters have until the close of business today to change their address at the election commission.

To help the lines move as quickly as they did in early voting, the polls will be staffed with around 130 poll workers across the county.  Most of these people worked during early voting so they are familiar with the enhanced safety protocols, said Ayers- Colvin.

Starting Tuesday night at 8 pm, WLAF will broadcast results over AM 1450, FM 100.9, WLAF-TV 12, www.1450wlaf.com, Facebook and YouTube.  In addition, there will be interviews with candidates and election commission staff.   WLAF is asking candidates to call in as COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed throughout the evening.  The interview line is 423.562.1450.

WLAF’s full election night coverage is made possible by these outstanding corporate partners:

Alco Builders and Realty

Ball Farm Christmas Craft & Holiday Market

Beacon Finance

City of La Follette

Common Ground Coffee Shop

Community Trust Bank

Dave’s Lawn Mower Parts

David Bales Buick-GMC

First National Bank

Gamble Motors

La Follette Mine Supply


Peoples Bank of the South

Robbins Guttering

United Cumberland Bank

Walters Funeral Home

Wender Furniture Company

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED- 11/03/2020- 6AM)