Special election dates set for Senate District 17

Gov. Bill Haslam has set Nov. 7 as the date for a special primary election in state Senate District 17, where Sen. Mae Beavers has resigned while running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. The general election date is Dec. 19.

The district covers Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith and Wilson counties. State Rep. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, has already announced as a candidate to succeed Beavers in the Senate. The qualifying deadline for all candidates —  Republicans, Democrats and independents —  was set a noon on Sept. 28.

Haslam’s writ  of election setting out the schedule is HERE.

Here’s the deadline list:

Special Primary Election

1st Day to Pick-Up Petitions—September 8, 2017

Qualifying Deadline—September 28, 2017- NOON

Withdrawal Deadline—October 2, 2017-NOON

Last Day to Register to Vote—October 10, 2017

1st Day to Request Absentee Ballot—NOW

Last Day to Request Absentee Ballot—October 31, 2017

Early Voting—Oct. 18th thru Nov. 2nd

Primary election day – November 7, 2017

Special general election

Last Day to Register to Vote—November 20, 2017

1st Day to Request Absentee Ballot—Now

Last Day to Request Absentee Ballot—December 12, 2017

Early Voting—Nov. 29th thru Dec. 14th

Election Day, Dec. 19

One Response to Special election dates set for Senate District 17

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Mark Pody has a proven record of outstanding conservative representation. That’s it! No other Republican candidates needed, though I would love to see some Democrats waste money on this race.

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