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Early Voting Underway For Mayoral Runoff Election

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Posted at 8:06 AM, Aug 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:41:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Voters headed back to the polls in Nashville as early voting began in the mayoral runoff election. 

Early voting got underway at 8 a.m. Friday. From now until Wednesday, the Howard Office Building in downtown Nashville is the only location where voters can cast their ballots early.

All early voting locations will open next Thursday and won't close until Saturday, September 5. 

The Nashville mayoral race continues to heat up for candidates Megan Barry and David Fox.

On Thursday, former mayoral candidate Charles Robert Bone publicly endorsed Barry's campaign. Bone also said he will be the chair of her business council, which is made up of 150 business leaders.

The endorsement came off the heels of accusations made by Fox's campaign, saying Barry lied about owning a business to pad her resume.

"Absolutely complete fake. She ended up taking off her LinkedIn page, and now putting it back up. she changed her story. She said, well that was 2003 I was making money. We looked back at 2003, There's no tax return, there's not company. There's nothing," said Chris Turner with the Fox campaign.

The Barry campaign fired back with a response to NewsChannel 5.

"This is yet another false and desperate attempt by the Fox campaign to distract voters from David's record of fighting against working families and making millions as a Wall Street hedge fund manager while families were struggling during the recession," said Sean Braisted with the Barry campaign. “The next thing we'll see is David Fox asking to see Megan's birth certificate."

Aside from the mayoral race, 10 at large candidates for Metro council are vying for five open seats. 

The Runoff Election has been set for Thursday, September 10. To view the entire schedule for early voting, click here. For additional information on voting, visit: nashville.gov/Election-Commission